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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.

649 5044 by CrazyCatLadi
21 minutes 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.

138 16543 by Taurus4826
less than a minute 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.

620 8701 by 1113
47 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.

707 4217 by tweetheart
2 days and 6 hours ago

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

2056 17135 by Grok
2 minutes ago

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

1516 10785 by Lazykh
3 hours 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.

1135 6442 by Lazykh
3 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.

162 1813 by 1113
7 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.

100 903 by Mary Ploppins
6 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 5544 by Wednesday
5 hours ago

Healthy families

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Relationship and family issues

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

1023 7279 by Kazzl
1 hour 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.

125 1005 by Lost Girl
4 days and 6 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.

299 2311 by Sophie_M
3 days and 9 hours ago
Young people

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

1600 8571 by qwerty4321
5 hours ago
Grief and loss

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

276 1704 by MarkJT
21 minutes 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.

227 1970 by MarkJT
42 minutes 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.

540 3124 by Babbit
3 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.

121 1008 by Chris B
11 Oct