SANE Australia’s Online Forums have been integrated into the Lifeline South Coast website and are now live.
The SANE forums are moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals and provide a safe, anonymous online space to discuss mental health concerns. Open to Australians aged 18 years and over, the forums are particularly important in rural and regional areas where access to mental health support can be limited.
While the forums are not designed to replace the role of a healthcare professional, the technology allows participants to connect with others and engage in conversation through which “we can share stories and information that help us find positive pathways through our experience.”
Online Mental Health Discussion
The SANE Forums are separated into two broad categories – those experiencing mental health issues, and those caring for someone with mental illness. Both forums operate on the same principles – acceptance, connection and support – and allow you to:
- Ask questions
- Post responses
- Share stories and read the stories of others in a similar situation
- Access factsheets & guides from SANE Australia
Read more about the SANE Forums including community guidelines and the answers to frequently asked questions.
Please be aware that SANE Forums do not provide a crisis counselling service. If you’re feeling distressed and need help now, contact our 24/7 Crisis Support on 13 11 14.