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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.

578 4484 by Kazzl
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 15163 by Music_Freak
21 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.

597 7966 by white knight
14 hours 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.

676 3932 by blondguy
23 minutes ago

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

1986 16515 by spunkyturtle
33 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.

1457 10310 by blondguy
2 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.

1096 6237 by Doolhof
1 hour 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.

138 1534 by Paul
3 days and 5 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.

103 876 by Sharny
10 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.

12 4979 by Moonstruck
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.

914 6573 by Paul
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.

116 938 by Lost Girl
7 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.

282 2195 by tashi
12 hours ago
Young people

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

1519 8166 by geoff
4 hours ago
Grief and loss

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

262 1564 by Doolhof
1 day 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.

217 1796 by Paul
4 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.

515 2934 by spunkyturtle
3 days and 18 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.

114 965 by Sophie_M
2 days and 22 hours ago