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Online Communities

Many online communities exist, including mental health specific forums and communities like:

Kooth

Kooth has been commissioned by Tower Hamlets CCG to provide all young people aged 11-25 with a free, safe and secure online mental health & well-being support service. Young people can access support from a counsellor over messenger until 10pm, 365 days a year. Kooth also has an online magazine, interactive forums and well-being activities to support young people with their mental health too. For more information or requests for presentations or resources please email t[email protected]

Elefriends [Side by Side Communities]

Elefriends [soon changing to Side by Side Communities] is a supportive online community where people can be themselves. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard

Bipolar UK eCommunity

Dedicated to support to support individuals and their families affected by bipolar. Heres some information regarding how to cope with Covid-19 lhttps://www.bipolaruk.org/blog/tips-for-staying-well

Beat Message Boards [Eating disorders]

Chat hours Monday – Friday 12:00-20:00, Saturday – Sunday 16:00-20:00

SANE Support Forum

SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their:

Helpline – SANEline 0300 304 7000 is open 365 days of the year 4.30-10.30pm

Textcare – Provides bespoke one-way messages based on submitted support needs

Online Support Forum – Available 24hrs a day

In addition, they have some really helpful audio-visual resources:

  • Audio gallery – honest and moving songs and voice clips and a place to share your own songs
  • Video gallery – informative videos about mental health and a place you can submit your own videos
  • Image gallery – a selection of images that communicate experience of mental health and a place you can share your art, images and photos

Alcohol Health Alliance

A list of online resources for alcohol addiction recovery during the coronavirus pandemic

Male Menopause

Information on understanding the male menopause and mental health
 

Online Resources

Getting help in a crisis:
 

[Rethink]

Getting help for yourself and others. Rethink is an advice and information service on community care, welfare, benefits and carers rights

Shout

24/7 texting service for anyone in a crisis, anywhere, anytime Text: 85258

Childline

0800 1111 confidential service for children/young people up to 19 years

The Mix

Info & support for young people 13-25 support via phone, email, web-chat peer to per and counselling services

· Crisis Messenger, text “THEMIX” to 85258

· Helpline 0808 808 4994 open every evening 4pm-11pm

· Email the helpline online form to start conversation

· The Mix counselling service – complete online form for access

Living with ADHD

Support for those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 

Personality disorders

Information disorders with great resources – Some amazing blogs and personal stories

Women’s Aid

Information and support on domestic abuse

Mind info line

Information on different types of mental health problems

· Info line 0300 123 3393 – Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm or text 86463

· Legal line 0300 466 6463 – Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm

Samaritans

Emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress

· Call for free 116 123 [24 hrs a day, 365 days of the year]

Supporters, Funders & Awards

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