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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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Gabs_ COVID Lockdown Scavenger Hunt
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Hi all, Happy Friday! I was chatting with some friends the other day in a group text and we were talking about funny things we see on our daily lockdown walks.... Then we had a fab idea to do daily scavenger hunts on our walks and share the photos of... View more

Hi all, Happy Friday! I was chatting with some friends the other day in a group text and we were talking about funny things we see on our daily lockdown walks.... Then we had a fab idea to do daily scavenger hunts on our walks and share the photos of it. Obviously, we can't share photos on here, but I thought it might be a bit of a different activity for those States in lockdown. On today's walk we have to find: A street sign with someone's name that we've dated; A staffy (gets you down to the dog park regardless - which makes anyone smile when you see the doggos playing) A red door A child's drawing in the window of a house (bonus points if contains a rainbow) Anyone keen to play? It gets you out and about, as well as being mindful of your surroundings (and who doesn't love a bit of mindfulness). Happy to take suggestions for other stuff we can look out for!

Sophie_M Site Maintenance - Brief Forum Outage Tonight
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Dear community members, There will be a brief website outage from 12am Thursday the 26th of August AEST in order to upgrade and maintain our online systems. The expected downtime will be approximately four hours, however due to the nature of the work... View more

Dear community members, There will be a brief website outage from 12am Thursday the 26th of August AEST in order to upgrade and maintain our online systems. The expected downtime will be approximately four hours, however due to the nature of the work, may take a little longer. During this maintenance access to the forums will be down - we apologise for any distress this may cause and will be working to make this as short a disruption as possible. These maintenance works are important to ensuring our systems continue to be as useful and sustainable as possible into the future. If you need support while the forums are not available, please call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. You are not alone if you need help, we are here to support you. If at any time you feel that you are unsafe, please know that this is an emergency and you should call 000 immediately. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to improve the online experience. Kind regards, Sophie M

Rainshaddow Kitty/Rainshaddow - All welcome 
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Hi Kitty , I hope you find me in this BB social zone , rural NSW sounds like a great area to grow up in , better than city I think , I had some time in a city as a kid but much preferred the rural life , looks like we have some things in common with ... View more

Hi Kitty , I hope you find me in this BB social zone , rural NSW sounds like a great area to grow up in , better than city I think , I had some time in a city as a kid but much preferred the rural life , looks like we have some things in common with writing stuff down to reply to each other , I am using the tablet from library for this , bigger and easier than my phone , did you get to listen to Indian sitar music on way home ? If so how was it ? I have Indian flute music on now from YouTube, really beautiful , so glad you told me about it . Not sure if all libraries do the loan of ipads and tablets, kinda happy yet apprehensive about going back to old work place, will have to see how it all pans out .it sounds like a them problem kitty , nothing wrong with being assertive a bit in life .yes I do understand how it can cause anxiety when people are like that at work , people who engage in rumours and gossip are usual insecure and do it to bolster themselves, sad really , but you are stronger than them , I just know it , and it can be hard with the uncertainty of job security in covid times on top of nasty work colleagues, it sux , but you can overcome it , they are a blip on the radar

Gruffudd Alphabetical Cities and Towns
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This one won't need too much explanation. It is place names starting with A, then the next person continues with B, and going through to Z before beginning over again. Rivers, Towns, Streets, Schools... any place is acceptable. Albany, Western Austra... View more

This one won't need too much explanation. It is place names starting with A, then the next person continues with B, and going through to Z before beginning over again. Rivers, Towns, Streets, Schools... any place is acceptable. Albany, Western Australia

Jazminaa How are you feeling today?
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It is always good to check in with people to see how they are going... Ask someone how they are feeling today & post how you are feeling today. I am feeling okay today, I have a lot to be grateful for and I'm trying to remain positive.

It is always good to check in with people to see how they are going... Ask someone how they are feeling today & post how you are feeling today. I am feeling okay today, I have a lot to be grateful for and I'm trying to remain positive.

Bent Art therapy
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Anyone here interested in Art therapy? Creativity is cool. Take some time off once in a while to de-stress!

Anyone here interested in Art therapy? Creativity is cool. Take some time off once in a while to de-stress!

NobleAlarc32 The Book of Misguided Recipes
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This is a forum game format I’ve used elsewhere online. Basically, all you need do is post a list of ingredients; they don’t all need to be common ingredients for cooking, and some or all of them can be outlandish things like household objects, garme... View more

This is a forum game format I’ve used elsewhere online. Basically, all you need do is post a list of ingredients; they don’t all need to be common ingredients for cooking, and some or all of them can be outlandish things like household objects, garments, or even abstract concepts or ideas. Go simple... go wild... go for it! Then the next poster compiles those ingredients into the resulting dish, including name and a brief, optional description; again, it needn’t be any form of edible cuisine, but could be anything that you imagine. Hopefully, this stimulates your creativity and imagination, and perhaps a few smiles and/or giggles. Okay, let’s begin! *** 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups plain flour 1 tsp honey 3 drops essence of love

scorch Favourite Bands/Singers
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Hi guys, I was inspired by Neil's thread about favourite movies. I want to know - what are some of your favourite bands/musicians? Do you have an album that you listen to over and over? Is there a songwriter who you connect with, that seem like they ... View more

Hi guys, I was inspired by Neil's thread about favourite movies. I want to know - what are some of your favourite bands/musicians? Do you have an album that you listen to over and over? Is there a songwriter who you connect with, that seem like they draw their lyrics directly from your soul? What is your favourite style of music? Who did you grow up listening to? Are you a musician yourself? And importantly, I'm always looking to discover another band or genre so if you have any suggestions of a great song let me know so that I can look it up As for me, I don't really like most of the stuff that gets played on the radio. The lyrics seem meaningless to me, and the songs are mostly produced just to make money - not to connect with an audience or tell a story. I prefer songs and artists that are sincere and genuine, that confront important and real life topics or are emotionally touching. that doesn't mean I live for slow ballads... no, I listen to all kinds of music, fast paced - slow and rhythmic, rap, hip hop, jazz, folk, rock, alternative, metal.... I love it so long as it has some depth. I'm currently hooked on a band called Twenty One Pilots. I love em! Also, I recently discovered a genre called Nerdcore which is rapping about nerdy stuff like computer games and everyday events etc... I love rap but I don't love a lot of the language or topics that are usually rapped about, so chilling out to some lighthearted Nerdcore works for me

Stressed Guy Favourite cartoons and anime
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What is everybody's favourite cartoons and anime? I'll go first, mine are Scooby Doo and Dragon Ball Z.

What is everybody's favourite cartoons and anime? I'll go first, mine are Scooby Doo and Dragon Ball Z.

Aaronsis *You Gotta Friend in Us*
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Hi I wanted to start this thread so that there was a place that people could introduce themselves and have a chat and make some friends when it seems that is a really hard thing to do in the "real world", that out there in life it is so very hard for... View more

Hi I wanted to start this thread so that there was a place that people could introduce themselves and have a chat and make some friends when it seems that is a really hard thing to do in the "real world", that out there in life it is so very hard for people to make friends and maintain friendships and feel like they matter and are of value in a friendship. So welcome and I can't wait for you all to chat and share with each other and know that you have friends here. So to start the conversation if you feel it weird to write a post on here....grab a coffee or whatever your chat drink of choice is..maybe an Oat Milk Chai...yum ...and let's get started making new friends.... "What is something that no one would know by looking at you?" Mine is that I speak Thai..... Hugs and love as always Sarah xxxx