ONLINE SUPPORT

A selection of online mental health information, including online communities and apps.

ONLINE COMMUNITIES

Mental health forums host a group of people who have common experiences who wish to use the internet to communicate together. These communities can be a helpful way to share your feelings and get support from other people who might have similar experiences. 

Alcohol Rehab Guide

An organisation dedicated to providing extensive and reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. As you may know, alcohol is widely used as a crutch for those suffering from self-esteem issues, whether as a false means of increased self-esteem or just to push the nagging voice from their mind. Using alcohol in this way, however, is the first step toward dependency and addiction. To find out more about the link between alcohol and low self-esteem, click below.

Website: https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/resources/dual-diagnosis/alcohol-and-self-esteem/

Big White Wall

A safe and anonymous online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. They offer an active 24/7 forum from trained professionals and you can talk anonymously to other group members and take part in group or one-to-one therapy with therapists. 

 

Website: www.bigwhitewall.com

 

Bipolar UK eCommunity

A supportive online forum for everyone affected by Bipolar. The eCommunity provides over 20,000 members with free, 24/7 access to their service.

 

Website: www.bipolaruk.org/ecommunity

 

Beat Message Boards

Beat message boards support anyone concerned about themselves or someone else affected by eating disorders. They have two separate message boards for adults (aged 18 and over) and young people (under the age of 18).

 

Website: www.support.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Drug Rehab

A free web resource that provides information about addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues.
 

Website: www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/

Elefriends

A supportive online community where you are encouraged to be yourself.

 

Website: www.elefriends.org.uk

The Recovery College

An educational resource by featuring helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of these mental health disorders that can affect so many.
 

Website: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/

SANE Support Forum

A 24/7 safe space to offer support, ideas and share experiences. They offer many 'rooms' including a 'rant room', 'creative room' and a room for family, friends and carers. 

 

Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/supportforum/support_rooms/

 

APPS

Apps can be a useful way to access support in managing your mental health, directly from your phone. You can access and download apps from app stores like the Apple App Store and Google Play. Some apps are free, while others may require a one-off payment or regular monthly subscription. 

 

The NHS Apps Library has a section dedicated to mental health apps, which you might find helpful.