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by Beeee
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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.

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by quirkywords
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Relationship and family issues

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

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by Bob_22
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Anxiety

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

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by Mudpies
2 hours ago
Depression

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

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by Ausdog
53 minutes ago
Young people

Space for people aged 12-25 to discuss life and wellbeing issues. If you are aged over 25, please be mindful that this forum is a space for younger people to connect and provide peer support for each other.

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by Mark Z.
23 hours ago
Grief and loss

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

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by Eagle Ray
17 Jun

Topic: Forums etiquette: give support to receive support

  1. CharlesJ
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    3 posts
    4 March 2022 in reply to Sophie_M
    Hi this is my first post as a new member. I am looking for help building Self Confidence. Any suggestions?
  2. blondguy
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    11398 posts
    6 March 2022 in reply to CharlesJ

    Hi CharlesJ and welcome to the forums

    There are many super kind people on the forums that can be here for you...

    If you start your own thread topic you will receive helpful replies ...Please let us know how you go or if you require any assistance. There is a lot of helpful information on how to create your own thread topic in the main menu above
    Im Paul...a volunteer on the forums

    1 person found this helpful
  3. blondguy
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    11398 posts
    6 March 2022 in reply to CharlesJ

    Hi CharlesJ

    Ive been a volunteer on the forums for six years and I found it hard to start my own thread topic as I was new

    My kind thoughts

    Paul

    1 person found this helpful
  4. CharlesJ
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    3 posts
    6 March 2022 in reply to blondguy
    Hi blondguy how do I start my own thread ?
  5. CharlesJ
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    3 posts
    6 March 2022 in reply to blondguy
    Hi blondguy, how do I start my own thread ?
  6. white knight
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    6 March 2022 in reply to CharlesJ

    Hi Charles

    From 3 headings above select ALL POSTS.

    Then choose a section of your choice then new topic

    Write your post.

    Good luck

    TonyWK

  7. $teve68$
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    4 posts
    6 March 2022 in reply to Chris B
    Great words Chris and the replies are also fantastic. I'm new here and I hope to vent my issues but also engage and help others. Sometimes you might be in a similar position or maybe you have come through a tough time. Maybe I can share a different prospective.
    1 person found this helpful
  8. quirkywords
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    14679 posts
    6 March 2022 in reply to $teve68$

    Welcome $teve68$

    Thanks for you post. The forum is very friendly and supportive.

    1 person found this helpful

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