Online Networks & Forums

Not feeling ready to talk to someone over the phone or in person?
Do you want to hear what others are going through and how they are coping?
Do you want to connect with others who are battling their own problems?

There are forums online where you can talk with others, or just sit back, observe and learn from others experiences. You can remain anonymous if you would like.

The Ripple Effect: The Ripple Effect is an online intervention designed to investigate what works to reduce the self-stigma (negative attitudes you have towards yourself) and perceived-stigma (negative attitudes you believe others have about you) among males from the farming community, aged 30-64 years, who have been bereaved by suicide, attempted suicide, cared for someone who attempted suicide, have had thoughts of suicide, or been touched by suicide in some other way.

BeyondBlue Online Forum: Join a specific mental health forum (depression, anxiety, helping family and friends) or one that is specific to your age or life stage.

SANE Australia: Visit the Carers Forum or the Lived Experience Forum — "safe, anonymous place for us to share our stories and help one another."

BlueBoard: A forum and online community for people suffering from depression or anxiety and their friends and carers.

MensLine Australia: An online support forum for Australia men, which has a rural mens section, a peer support forum and a general discussion from practitioners.

The Shed Online: Chat to other men on a range of topics, from hobbies, interests and sports, to physical and mental health.

Health Share: Ask Australian health care practitioners health questions and see answers to questions from other people. 

The Ripple Effect: "The Ripple Effect is a platform for people from the farming community to tell the story of their experience of suicide—whether this be through losing someone to suicide, having thought about or attempted suicide themselves, caring for someone who has attempted suicide or been affected by suicide in some other way."