Easy Guide to Using the Forum

If you are new to internet forums or discussion sites, it may look like a lot of information, and perhaps slightly daunting! However, it really is quite simple, you just need to know a few things to get you started.

If you read this short introduction page, you’ll have all the basic information to take part in internet forum discussions.

Stick to the guidelines

Internet discussion forums all have different styles, rules and guidelines. The ethos of this forum is to be able to discuss all aspects of mental health issues in a safe, anonymous, and friendly atmosphere. Please read our guidelines.

Reporting posts

To ensure our site remains a friendly place to discuss issues, we have a team of volunteers who uphold the guidelines. As you can see, this is a busy discussion site. Most posts are instantaneously available for viewing and are not individually moderated to keep conversations current and fluid. At the bottom of every post on our forum, there’s a “Report” link. Please use it to report anything you’re concerned about.

If you need help

We also have a team of dedicated volunteers (“Forum Guides”) who offer their time assisting new members (as well as established members!) with using the forum. To find them, log into the forum and then clicking on “Members” in the top bar. There, you will find a list of staff members. The Forum Guides’ names are in fuchsia (pink). Feel free to click on their name, and send them a private message with any questions or concerns. By clicking one that is currently online (they have a green circle next to their name), you will likely get a faster response.

Get started

With this information, you can start and post your issues, find support groups, all the latest mental health news etc. To join in the fun on our friendly forum:

If you have already registered and you are now ready to say hello to our members, go ahead and post your message. If you’d first like to see how other people have introduced themselves, look in our introductions section.

Or have a look around the forum, and see which areas may be of help to you or someone you are concerned about.

It is great to have you with us! Together we are stronger!

From all of us here at the Mental Health Forum!

Special thanks to Mayfair and the Forum Guides for writing this page!!