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Welcome and orientation

Anxious about posting? Drop in here to say hi, we'd like to get to know you. In here you'll find lots of newbies, info about how the forums work, and you can give us suggestions on how to make things better around here.

620 4845 by devlov
1 hour ago
BB Social Zone

Sometimes talking about mental health can get a bit heavy - this is the place to post if you want to chill out and socialise with other members on other topics. Includes the popular BB Cafe and other long-running threads.

131 15850 by Kazzl
35 minutes ago

Mental health

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Staying well

Supporting each other to keep going by sharing what works: positive stories, mindfulness tips, pets as companions, mood diaries, sleep tips, healthy diet, exercise, reducing drugs and alcohol, coping with difficult emotions and thoughts, and much more.

614 8413 by Dottie123
24 minutes ago
Treatments, health professionals and therapies

Managing relationships with GPs and psychologists; finding the right services, support around prescription drug withdrawals and side effects; different types of therapy, including CBT, ACT and others.

696 4139 by Dr Kim
2 days and 2 hours ago
Depression

Space for discussion of major depression, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic and dysthymic disorders, and BPD (borderline personality disorder).

2028 16795 by Motheroftwo
6 minutes ago
Anxiety

Space for discussion of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and intrusive thoughts, panic attacks, and eating disorders.

1493 10662 by Motheroftwo
39 minutes ago
Supporting family and friends with a mental health condition (carers)

Space for sharing tips on supporting a partner, family member or friend with a mental health condition, and seeking support for your own wellbeing with other carers.

1121 6323 by Blue Bubbles
4 hours ago
PTSD & Trauma

Space for discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic abuse, sexual abuse and other traumatic life events. Please be aware that some content in this forum may be distressing.

153 1710 by MarkJT
3 days and 8 hours ago
Suicidal thoughts and self-harm

Trigger warning: this forum is pre-moderated and may contain distressing material. Immediate support is not available via this forum. Further guidance on posting provided inside.

101 835 by si5
17 hours ago
Long term support over the journey

How do you cope with anxiety, depression and its effect on your life over days, weeks, months? In this section you'll find long-term discussions (100+ posts) from members who have opened up to share their daily journeys with us.

17 5293 by QldMouse
1 hour ago

Healthy families

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Relationship and family issues

Anything to do with managing relationships, Including separation, loneliness, divorce, family, and friendships.

969 6820 by Sandy centre
3 hours ago
Physical health issues

Anxiety and depression are commonly associated with ongoing physical health issues. Space for discussion of chronic pain, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, endometriosis, menopause, epilepsy, PCOS, and more.

124 998 by lookingforme
20 hours ago
Pregnancy and parenthood

Everything to do with parenting, from post-natal and antenatal depression, the challenges of being a new mum or dad, raising young children and teenagers, blended and split families, and more.

292 2274 by Sophie_M
2 days and 3 hours ago
Young people

Space for people aged 12-25 to discuss life and wellbeing issues.

1560 8398 by blondguy
13 hours ago
Grief and loss

Support following the bereavement of a family member, partner, spouse or someone close to you.

271 1638 by Dizzy@home
1 day and 7 hours ago
Sexuality and gender identity

Space for peer support and discussion of depression, anxiety and other issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

224 1946 by Paul
2 days and 11 hours ago

Healthy places

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Employment and workplaces

Space for discussion of workplace stress, finding work, returning to work after a period of illness, disclosing mental health issues in the workplace, unemployment, and issues related to Centrelink and Workcover.

529 3038 by sensitiveswan
11 hours ago
Stigma and discrimination

Space for discussion of the beyondblue Invisible Discriminator campaign, and other issues relating to stigma and discrimination. Please keep discussion civil and respectful.

120 998 by sensitiveswan
2 days and 21 hours ago