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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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gld Australian slang and phrases
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Love to read/use Australian slang words/phrases out there, please share some you have heard or use to add to my list of many. You may want to add the meaning as some have many meanings. Like to kick of a game a little like the flow of five letter wor... View more

Love to read/use Australian slang words/phrases out there, please share some you have heard or use to add to my list of many. You may want to add the meaning as some have many meanings. Like to kick of a game a little like the flow of five letter word game it goes like this:- I put down DOG AND BONE, The next person puts down PHONE [which is the meaning] and then puts down word/phrase DUNNY DIVER so someone else could continue it on. I will kick it off with the meaning of DUNNY DIVER and give you another one to continue it on. A plumber DING BAT

Infinite_Faith Hello to all.
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Hi, I'm finding it difficult to write. After my introduction, it all seemed a tad frantic. The hardest part was trying to impress you'll with my knowledge. The depth of my knowledge could easily be exposed. I think my ego jumps out of me when I use t... View more

Hi, I'm finding it difficult to write. After my introduction, it all seemed a tad frantic. The hardest part was trying to impress you'll with my knowledge. The depth of my knowledge could easily be exposed. I think my ego jumps out of me when I use these this forum. I mean its possible, and that's not a good thing. I need to be myself. Unfortunately that may require a lot more whinging. To be honest, I want to become as genuine as I can without. Can I do it? My head is hurting already thinking about the task. Plan B, relax, and be myself. Phew. So yeah, it is hard I find to know what to write about. I suppose just talk about my day will be enough. I don't have to write more than necessary. (See how I CBTed myself as I type haha) (Joke) Where was I? Oh yeah my day. It sucked, I have Gastro. Have had it for the last 5 days. I can see why they called it Gastro, probably named after Astroboy. You feel like Gastroboy at times. (To much info) A nurse friend of mine said I should go to hospital because I have been unable to eat. But geez Gastro can be painful. After around day 3 my stomach muscles were so soar. (Bonus is I am loosing weight) Hope are all well. IF

Infinite_Faith Editing, Deleting your own posts?
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Hi, Is it true you cannot edit (correct spelling errors) nor can you delete a post. Thanks IF

Hi, Is it true you cannot edit (correct spelling errors) nor can you delete a post. Thanks IF

1113 BB SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY GROUP
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Peaceful greetings one and all, Come in and sit down. Bring your mind and leave your worries at the door. No Judgement "just " open doors. There is no wrong or right. Feel free to express your views. Any subject, any time. Except I may not reply stra... View more

Peaceful greetings one and all, Come in and sit down. Bring your mind and leave your worries at the door. No Judgement "just " open doors. There is no wrong or right. Feel free to express your views. Any subject, any time. Except I may not reply straight away. You may not want to reply at all. Leave your mind open for change. Feel free to philosphize amongst yourself. Young, old, male, female, any race, religion or belief. You can express your thoughts anyway you like. Song, poems, stories, wit, profile pics, numbers etc etc. However you like, because is your life, your view, your words....... We must try and stay on topic. Until we all feel that topic concluded. Unless the topic changes direction. No rules. Anyone want to start? Peace and equality to all. 1113

kanga_brumby Valentine's Day
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We had our Christmas and Stralia day the next is Valentines Day. So post here for your proposed Valentine tuesday 14 february. So go to it people.

We had our Christmas and Stralia day the next is Valentines Day. So post here for your proposed Valentine tuesday 14 february. So go to it people.

Skadi Who else enjoys video games?
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Hey everyone! So I struggle a lot with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) and find it very difficult to sometimes 'switch my mind off' from all of the negative and aggressive, depressing thoughts. One way I've found to dis... View more

Hey everyone! So I struggle a lot with depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) and find it very difficult to sometimes 'switch my mind off' from all of the negative and aggressive, depressing thoughts. One way I've found to distract myself is with video games, and I love them! Whilst they don't fix my problems, they help me escape my problems for a little while, and help me calm myself down. My favourite games are The Witcher 3, Fallout (3, New Vegas and 4) and the Assassins Creed series. What are your favourite games for distracting yourself?

Out_the_window can we have a comedy room please?
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Hi ladies and gents and all inbetween it. Im getting a bit overwhelmed by so much searching for mass diagnosis posts i believe a comedy room is in need. And if your imaginary fairy cannery dosnt agree.serve it to the butcher birds.lol .seriously peop... View more

Hi ladies and gents and all inbetween it. Im getting a bit overwhelmed by so much searching for mass diagnosis posts i believe a comedy room is in need. And if your imaginary fairy cannery dosnt agree.serve it to the butcher birds.lol .seriously people lets take time to crack jokes.post what funny things weve seen lately.childhood classics.etc. Any takers????? Cheers. Wayne.

blondguy CHRISTMAS 2016/NEW YEARS Chillout Lounge
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Hey Everybody! Christmas is the time of year to enjoy & share with family & friends. Some people will spend this time alone & isolated too! This is a safe place where people can post and say hello, chat or send wishes to others and have a 'Virtual Ch... View more

Hey Everybody! Christmas is the time of year to enjoy & share with family & friends. Some people will spend this time alone & isolated too! This is a safe place where people can post and say hello, chat or send wishes to others and have a 'Virtual Christmas/New Years'! Whether you have plans for Christmas/New Years or having a quiet one you can kick back and just enjoy company of others. Its been a long year. Even if you have never posted on Beyond Blue before you are very welcome to come in and sit around our 'Virtual Christmas Tree' and chat Just make sure you leave your snow gear/boots in the foyer. Please leave any reindeer or snow dogs outside if you can Happy Christmas xo Santa (aka Paul) Ho Ho!

gld Letting go of the baggage that we carry!
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Who out there has ever got that choked up feeling, then suddenly bang it is like a great weight has been taken away, voices have been drowned out and wow! everything is calm before a feeling of happiness pops in. Happy New Year! May it bring in enjoy... View more

Who out there has ever got that choked up feeling, then suddenly bang it is like a great weight has been taken away, voices have been drowned out and wow! everything is calm before a feeling of happiness pops in. Happy New Year! May it bring in enjoyment, achievements, growth and easy paths to recovery. Gen [Hugs to All]

SourceShield --->>> The Spicks&Specks - MusicTrivia Game <<<---
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Howdy MusicLovers!!!. The name of the game is...Music Trivia ️ It's simple really. I'm going to ask one Music trivia question to start the game off... i.e. What was Elvis Presleys middle name? And, the next person will reply with the answer... i.e. E... View more

Howdy MusicLovers!!!. The name of the game is...Music Trivia ️ It's simple really. I'm going to ask one Music trivia question to start the game off... i.e. What was Elvis Presleys middle name? And, the next person will reply with the answer... i.e. Elvis Presleys middle name is...Aaron. Then, they must set the next trivia question, for the next person... ...and so on, and so forth... As long as it's a music related trivia question - that can be verified as a fact (remember a fact is something that can be proven 100% of the time!)...it's all good. Have fun. First question is... Ques - In What Year Did David Bowie Release His L.P Record, "HEROES"???. Ans - ????????? "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." ---David Bowie