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Sophie_M Welcome to the BB Social Zone - guidelines for posting in this section
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Hi everyone, This section of the forum is a little different to the others, as you may have noticed in looking around the threads. Elsewhere on the forums, we discuss some pretty heavy topics: mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, trauma, abuse,... View more

Hi everyone, This section of the forum is a little different to the others, as you may have noticed in looking around the threads. Elsewhere on the forums, we discuss some pretty heavy topics: mental health issues, thoughts of suicide, trauma, abuse, relationship breakdowns. Here is the place to come to get away from that and have a bit of fun. Distraction can be an important tool to draw on if you're finding yourself overwhelmed by distressing thoughts and feelings. As this is a section for respite from difficult topics, we will remove posts made in this section that attempt to discuss personal issues. Please use a support thread in the appropriate section for these discussions. Happy posting!

Kazzl The BB cafe
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The BB cafe is open for business! Welcome all to a new chill and chat place for everyone on the forum. The BB cafe is whatever you want it to be. There are comfy sofas, tables and chairs, coffee machines, a kitchen stocked with everything. There's a ... View more

The BB cafe is open for business! Welcome all to a new chill and chat place for everyone on the forum. The BB cafe is whatever you want it to be. There are comfy sofas, tables and chairs, coffee machines, a kitchen stocked with everything. There's a pool outside, a bbq area, an annexe with comfy beds for a quiet sleep, tv, dvd, books and whatever else you would like to have here. Most of all, it's a place to meet friends and fellow travellers for a bit of company. Talk over problems, tell jokes, share your day, escape into a world of your making. Grab a coffee and pull up a chair ... So, with a nod to the wonderful Carole King (Hard Rock Cafe) ... Now if you're feeling just a little bit lonely Don't sit at home just mopin' Come on down to where the friendship flows freely You know the door is always open At the BB cafe Come to the BB cafe They will help keep your blues at bay At the BB cafe Important Message from ModSupport: The main intention of the BB Cafe is to encourage light conversation. Please look after your fellow community members by nuturing the BB Cafe as a place to escape some of the more pressing issues in life and save those conversations for personal threads.

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BindiChops I think life’s won.
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My whole life was a typical undiagnosed bipolar life…. Ups, downs, alcohol, sleeping pills, smoking, previous attempts etc etc. at 38 I was finally diagnosed, medicated and I changed. Left a toxic relationship, quit drinking, smoking and pills. Got a... View more

My whole life was a typical undiagnosed bipolar life…. Ups, downs, alcohol, sleeping pills, smoking, previous attempts etc etc. at 38 I was finally diagnosed, medicated and I changed. Left a toxic relationship, quit drinking, smoking and pills. Got a good job, became a single mum and bought a house. I was finally doing life ‘right’. Well, I just got made redundant and everything is crashing down around me. I’m alone and I don’t think I have the fight left in me for this, I thought this darkness was over. I’m failing, again. But I’m so tired. I don’t think I can this time.

depression50 Bad days
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I am a 63 yr male.I have suffered depression for as long as i can remember,about 50 yrs.I have had all the drugs all the phsic evals nothing has worked. I have no interest in taking my own life,to stubbon for that shit. Biu it would be great if i cou... View more

I am a 63 yr male.I have suffered depression for as long as i can remember,about 50 yrs.I have had all the drugs all the phsic evals nothing has worked. I have no interest in taking my own life,to stubbon for that shit. Biu it would be great if i could get better and enjoy life,thx to anyone who reads this

blondguy Heatwave Assist...Your input is welcome!
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Hey Hey everyone! (new posters are always welcome to post too!) If anyone has a cellphone (mobile) with a silicone or tight fitting case in this awful heatwave...Remove your phone case to reduce the core temperature of your device thus improving your... View more

Hey Hey everyone! (new posters are always welcome to post too!) If anyone has a cellphone (mobile) with a silicone or tight fitting case in this awful heatwave...Remove your phone case to reduce the core temperature of your device thus improving your ability to make a call when you really need to. Any tips about helping others in this heatwave (or any other matter) are always welcome! my kindest always Paul Paul

Chris_B The poetry corner - post your poems in here
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Hi everyone, This is a thread for sharing your creative works. Please bear in mind our community rules before submitting your work. This thread is located in the BB Social Zone, so the primary purpose here is entertainment. We will not publish poems ... View more

Hi everyone, This is a thread for sharing your creative works. Please bear in mind our community rules before submitting your work. This thread is located in the BB Social Zone, so the primary purpose here is entertainment. We will not publish poems containing dark or disturbing content, including themes of suicide, self-harm, death, dying, abuse or other forms of trauma. Thanks for your understanding.

Guest9337 Software & Gaming, post up your favourites or dislikes
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G'day All! Please share up your interesting software and gaming stuff. I collect software like others collect stuff. Open source software is particularly satisfying, but big corp software is just as valid in my collecting. It's all windows stuff and ... View more

G'day All! Please share up your interesting software and gaming stuff. I collect software like others collect stuff. Open source software is particularly satisfying, but big corp software is just as valid in my collecting. It's all windows stuff and I quite like windows 10. Microsoft Office 2007 Small Business introduced me to Outlook which I came to use heaps and love. These days my email software is Mozilla Thunderbird. LibreOffice is my current office suit as it is open source and good enough. Jriver Media Centre 20 serves up my music/movies it's an excellent paid for software. VLC the open source media player that'll play pretty much any file type. OBS Studio for capturing gaming video/audio and broadcasting. KODI is another free media player. Steam. EA Desktop. Xbox. Origin. all gaming clients. These days I play a little Elite Dangerous or Forza Horizons 4... but have gamed since Commodore 64 era. I'm not a fan of Zoom. Damn thing wouldn't uninstall completely when I told it to, no wonder its so popular most can't get rid of it. Discord or Skype are my preferred voips, though of course an iphone is better. I quite like Microsoft Edge browser, it was a seemless transition from google chrome. I lust after Adobe software but it's all just too expensive for me and not stuff I'd actually use much. More esoteric software are Freemind, a mindmapping software. Anki a flashcard creator - which was instrumental in me learning 200 new anatomy/physiology terms at uni level. GIMP 2.0 - no thats not something rude, it's a graphics manipulator.

Ggrand Did You See, Hear or Do something that gave you a bit of a happiness feeling?…
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Hello everyone, I thought I would start a thread because I have been trying to look for something each day that gives me a feeling of warmth/happiness/joy/peace…you know, that feeling, the one that’s hard to find when we’re going through a rough patc... View more

Hello everyone, I thought I would start a thread because I have been trying to look for something each day that gives me a feeling of warmth/happiness/joy/peace…you know, that feeling, the one that’s hard to find when we’re going through a rough patch of depression, anxiety or when our mental health is not the best… For me it was seeing sheep, not just one or two but lots being moved along the road to another paddock by working dogs and a farmer whistling out commands while driving an atv….Those dogs were amazing to watch and they made me feel so happy that I got to see that…. a few years back, I had to drive through a large herd of cows….both times were scary and exciting at the same time… Has something you’ve seen or done recently given you even a tiny bit of a feel good feeling?….did something you do for someone else give them a happy moment. Kind thoughts, with love and gentle hugs with care...Grandy.. Hugs everyone…..Grandy..

John80 Self control and Alcohol
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Hi there, I've recently gone through troubles due to excessive drinking and getting severe anxiety as a result. It affects my wife more than anyone which is the last person I want to hurt. I can't seem to have any control of the amount I drink and ho... View more

Hi there, I've recently gone through troubles due to excessive drinking and getting severe anxiety as a result. It affects my wife more than anyone which is the last person I want to hurt. I can't seem to have any control of the amount I drink and how often, as time goes on this has created a lot of problems for my relationship, partner and myself. Any help would be appreciated.

Neil_1 Follow that word
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Hi all, I've had a thought - as this is the fun area of the forum, so for those who want something a little different to do, try this. Someone posts a word, then it simply flows on from that. Example: Sun; next person may put "Shine", then next "Brig... View more

Hi all, I've had a thought - as this is the fun area of the forum, so for those who want something a little different to do, try this. Someone posts a word, then it simply flows on from that. Example: Sun; next person may put "Shine", then next "Bright", then next "Clever", then next "smart", then next "dresser", then the next "fashion", then next "suit", next "tie", "rope", etc etc. I’m having too much fun here by myself. Time to introduce the community into this. So I will simply start with the first word and I deem that word to be Christmas. Let’s see where it goes from there – remember in the tradition of the rules of the site, we need to keep all words in a clean and friendly format. Let’s go people: Christmas

Geniue Hope
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Hi everyone im back on the forums after being away for a while. I just wanted to say I have had personal experience with mental health. And I feel I have come a very long way. I have found myself again. And it feels amazing. It's my hope through shar... View more

Hi everyone im back on the forums after being away for a while. I just wanted to say I have had personal experience with mental health. And I feel I have come a very long way. I have found myself again. And it feels amazing. It's my hope through sharing my personal journey it will give people hope and encourage them to know with the right support around you and the right help it is incredibly possible to get your life back on track. I can empathise and its one of my dreams to help people regain their lives. Because you have to know you truly deserve that. Im a living testament of this. May everyone find peace joy and happiness in their lives. Thank you Hope

yours_truly Let me know your favourite word
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Hi!! Drop your favourite word and its definition and maybe even teach us a thing or two. I’ll go first!!Alienation: The state or experience of feeling isolated or estranged Please be mindful that some words may be triggering or inappropriate. Other t... View more

Hi!! Drop your favourite word and its definition and maybe even teach us a thing or two. I’ll go first!!Alienation: The state or experience of feeling isolated or estranged Please be mindful that some words may be triggering or inappropriate. Other than that HAVE FUNNN :)))