Forums guidelines

Our guidelines keep the Forums a safe place for people to share and learn information.


Find answers to some of the more frequently asked questions on the Forums.

Video transcript


Welcome to our Forums

Welcome to the Beyond Blue online forums. This is a place for you to talk about anxiety, depression or other life issues. If you need more immediate help, please give us a ring or contact us online. Before you dive in, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your time here. Firstly, if you're a new member, introduce yourself and welcome other newbies too. Be respectful. We all have different opinions and it's okay to disagree. Our page is public, so please don't post your personal details. Just use your first name or nickname on your profile. When you start a new topic give it a title that matches what you're talking about. Keep your posts short and to the point. If you've got something to say that doesn't relate to the topic you're posting in, then just start a new one. Remember, if you see something you don't like, report it and let us know why. All posts are monitored to make sure you feel safe. That means there's some posts we may choose to edit or remove. These are our no-go areas:

  • Putting down or making fun of other users.
  • Giving advice that's unhelpful or dangerous. 
  • Graphic details of self-harm or suicide.
  • Mentioning names of particular medications.
  • Plugging your own business.
  • And lastly, anything that could breach someone's privacy.

We hope you enjoy the space and make some new friends as well. Thanks for joining the Beyond Blue forums.