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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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car10001 need someone to talk to but am ok
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hi needing someone to talk to many of you probably are and have gone through what am going through below. was wondering how youd get a chance to tow caravans if you dont own one yet and wont for a while because of storage problems and wanting a old c... View more

hi needing someone to talk to many of you probably are and have gone through what am going through below. was wondering how youd get a chance to tow caravans if you dont own one yet and wont for a while because of storage problems and wanting a old car soon as possible.am 36 as some of you may know by now (born in 1987) and only had one chance which was in august 2008 which is about 15 years ago and havent had a chance since and just want chance but car needs work.only family that have caravans that you can ask have bigger ones not rated for car to tow and like the car that have got and cant afford another just yet.car that have got now is probably capable of towing older or smaller caravans around 1500kg (with current tow bar) but it needs work, it needs new suspension bushes and shockers and needs the diff bushes done and thinking itll need a new power steering pump oneday and just the standard maintenance items that are due on a car with nearly 300,000km on clock and fixing it all when able to is only option currently.car that have got now is still good car always starts first go just needs a few jobs done and because of wanting old car soon as the van got to wait.would a furniture trailer be closest youll get to caravan if you hired a furniture trailer for a couple hours to just drive around and would people you know think youre moving out when its not true if they saw you driving around with it. a uncle is going in for cancer treatment and hes only one to think of that could give you a chance. the father might not be the one even though his caravan would probably be only one that the ford can tow. what would you do for now until you can get space big enough to store vans and also your own space. these days there isnt much different in cost between renting if you can find something and buying and with buying you can do what you want to place where as renting you're limited and why spend all that money in rent to not be able to do what you want. also can't yet afford another car with more towing capacity and keeping the ford going longer is the only option at moment. how do you get the money without doing the dodgy things your mothers medical practitioner in adelaide did. thanks

kevvv Finding friends and dates in person
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Where does one go to socialise, meet friends or maybe that special someone if I am non club scene and not a fan of dating apps, I find that the people on them only are really looking for hook ups, anyone have any suggestions for me? Needing companion... View more

Where does one go to socialise, meet friends or maybe that special someone if I am non club scene and not a fan of dating apps, I find that the people on them only are really looking for hook ups, anyone have any suggestions for me? Needing companionship. There surely has to be more than the club scene and hook up apps right?!

randomxx What do you think about following the heart in life and decisions?
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Something l've seriously wondered about my whole life.Personally l've usually used both through life in making decisions like the obvious logic and trying to be smart in choices but the heart too whenever possible.Some have been right and some have b... View more

Something l've seriously wondered about my whole life.Personally l've usually used both through life in making decisions like the obvious logic and trying to be smart in choices but the heart too whenever possible.Some have been right and some have been wrong.Some have lead to good things and eventual happiness in that instance but others, not so much or not at all.l mean life has many decisions and choices that need to be made doesn't it. Some of them will be life changing , some of them just day to day stuff and everything in between. But l've always wondered if it could just be as simple as which one will make us and our loved ones if they're involved in it too ,happy ?lf any decision we need to make can be cut back to as simply , which one will make us happy , which one does the heart prefer ? Any thoughts, experiences, examples ?rx

TBR First day on here and one step forward
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Hi everyone, I'm TBR this idea of BB was given to me as a good step forward and after many thoughts and self-doubt about this, thought I'd give it a go to see where it leads and what I can give and get from these forums. The more tests I take about m... View more

Hi everyone, I'm TBR this idea of BB was given to me as a good step forward and after many thoughts and self-doubt about this, thought I'd give it a go to see where it leads and what I can give and get from these forums. The more tests I take about mental health the results all seem to point that some kind of help is required. I've already read some of your posts so know I'm not alone or a one off with how I feel. Have talked to a few professionals about my situation and they're supportive but until the situation is resolved I feel I'm on a one way street of depression and confusion as to what the future holds. Losing my job due to injury and all the consequences that can arise out of that is at times overwhelming. Hopefully once I learn how to use these forums, just chatting to likeminded people in a similar situation may help.

CheaB Thoughts For Today
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'Your mental health is just as important as your physical health' When I read this, I tend to disagree as I think to myself that one's mental health is more important than one's physical health. Why? It is important to protect your mental-wellbeing, ... View more

'Your mental health is just as important as your physical health' When I read this, I tend to disagree as I think to myself that one's mental health is more important than one's physical health. Why? It is important to protect your mental-wellbeing, to nurture your emotions and to look after your mind because your mind is what allows you to physically operate. To lift your pinky finger, to kick a ball, to look towards the right, to savour the smell of yummy food - basically anything and everything, your mind sends that signal so that you are able to physically operate. I urge each and every one of you to look after your mind, to practice self-care and to seek support!

Kazzl Friends Cafe - social space for members under 25
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Hey! Welcome to Friends Cafe. This is a chill and chat space for young BB members to talk about anything and everything and make new friends. When school's getting to you, uni or work has got you down, parents, partners, friends don't understand, and... View more

Hey! Welcome to Friends Cafe. This is a chill and chat space for young BB members to talk about anything and everything and make new friends. When school's getting to you, uni or work has got you down, parents, partners, friends don't understand, and especially if you're feeling alone or lonely - come and relax awhile and talk to others who know just how you feel. Our minds can cause us trouble, but they can also be amazing things that imagine beauty, love and fun. This cafe has everything you can imagine. To start with it's, well, a cafe. So there's chairs and tables, comfy couches for flopping, a big screen tele, unlimited download on computers for games, Spotify (or an old-school jukebox if you prefer), every movie you can think of on instant demand ... whatever you want, it's here. Post and tell us what'd you'd like. Plus, there's an infinite menu of whatever food or drinks takes your fancy. And it's all free! To kick it off, today we have a special range of Monster Milkshakes - those thick gooey shakes topped with cronuts, chocolate bars, cake, cookies ... whatever you want. And if you can get through one of them, you're a legend (and probably feeling a little bit sick LOL!) Welcome friends.

Julietta44 Depression and anxiety
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Hi I’m Julie I’m really suffering one year ago my 27 year old son who lived with me left and disowned me telling me I’m toxic I have not heard or seen him since and my tgen my cat died and in October I was diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer which ... View more

Hi I’m Julie I’m really suffering one year ago my 27 year old son who lived with me left and disowned me telling me I’m toxic I have not heard or seen him since and my tgen my cat died and in October I was diagnosed with stage 1 uterine cancer which I had a full hysterectomy for everything crumbled after that I’ve always suffered depression badly but now I suffer anxiety and panic attacks on top of it I have really hit rock bottom it’s hard as now I suffer menopause too which doesn’t help sorry for letting it all out at once but I don’t have many friends or family

Starlight459902 How to help someone
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I am 45 and having been seeing someone 50 yes old. He ended our relationship yesterday saying he feels numb about anything. Has always felt this way which is why his previous marriage didn't work. He says nothing matters because he is 50 and the majo... View more

I am 45 and having been seeing someone 50 yes old. He ended our relationship yesterday saying he feels numb about anything. Has always felt this way which is why his previous marriage didn't work. He says nothing matters because he is 50 and the majority of his life is over. He says he is not going to do anything stupid but wishes he was not here. We have agreed to stay friends and I care for him very much and can see he needs help, he spoke about this but he was not too keen on the idea. Please help as I don't want to overstep the mark and lose the friendship as well.

JakethePeg Introducing myself
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Hi all,I am posting here on the forums for the first time. Apologies in advance if I break the rules. I decided to join the forums because I am currently experiencing very severe depression, and I wanted to connect with others who understand very wel... View more

Hi all,I am posting here on the forums for the first time. Apologies in advance if I break the rules. I decided to join the forums because I am currently experiencing very severe depression, and I wanted to connect with others who understand very well what it is like to experience this very debilitating mental health disorder. I am currently working very closely with my GP and psychologist to get on top of my depression and to feel better. But it is very slow going, or at least it feels like it. One of the main things I do every day and every morning to fight the good fight against the black dog is read my positive affirmations that I personally created.