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Aaronsis HELP..Am I posting in the right section?
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Welcome to those who are considering posting for the very first time, welcome. Thought I would repost part of the words that Chris B posted awhile ago, (2014) as I can hear that people are unsure if they are posting in the right section or worried th... View more

Welcome to those who are considering posting for the very first time, welcome. Thought I would repost part of the words that Chris B posted awhile ago, (2014) as I can hear that people are unsure if they are posting in the right section or worried that they are posting "the wrong thing". 1.A good title makes the difference Just like a headline in a newspaper, when scanning the dozens of threads to click into, it’s only natural that people will choose the ones that resonate with them most. A title that entices the reader, or asks a question, is likely to get a better result than something non-descriptive like “Depression” or “I don't know what to do”. If you think you’re not good at choosing titles, leave it till last. Spend time writing your post, then perhaps choose a sentence from what you’ve written as the title. 2.Join in threads that have already been posted We all have our own unique stories, but part of the reason for joining a forum like this one is because you know that you will have a lot in common with others who are posting. Before starting a new thread, have a look through the current topics being discussed and see if there’s a conversation you can join in with. It can be quite common to have a handful of very similar threads happening at any one time, with members seemingly unaware that there are others right there who are going through the same thing. Talking to other members on their threads is a great way of getting yourself known so that when you post a thread of your own, people may respond quicker because they recognize your name. 3.Choose the most appropriate section for your post Many people browse the forums looking for stories specifically to do with pregnancy and parenting, employment, grief, loss, separation etc. Going straight for the “Depression” section may seem like the easiest option, but this section is often the busiest, so your post is more likely to get lost among the threads. Making good use of the different forum sections not only helps keep the forum relevant, but you’re more likely to find others who are going through the same experiences as you. Also, if you're wanting to discuss issues of trauma, abuse, suicidal thoughts or self-harm, it's really important you post in the designated section to avoid triggering others who may not wish to read about these topics. Mostly..just come and chat, we are here for you. Our amazing wizards in the background will see your message ends up in the right spot. Sarah

Chris_B Introducing...the community champions
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Hi everyone, Some of you may have noticed that a few of our members are labelled ‘Community champion’ and have a beyondblue National Roadshow bus badge, like this: This thread explains who these members are and what they do. Community champions are v... View more

Hi everyone, Some of you may have noticed that a few of our members are labelled ‘Community champion’ and have a beyondblue National Roadshow bus badge, like this: This thread explains who these members are and what they do. Community champions are volunteers within the forums who: Have the time, skills and empathy to support other members Make an effort to welcome new members Are regularly and actively engaged members that help set the tone of our community as a place of hope and recovery. Click here to find out more about how you can become a Community Champion! As this is a peer support community that includes members under the age of 18, it is important that we ensure our peer support community leaders have a current 'working with children' check as part of due diligence. In an online environment with anonymous posters, it also provides Beyond Blue (and the community) with some security as to the identity of who is posting as a community champion. We ask our community champions to spend at least 2-3 hours a week posting and responding in the forums, but in reality they go far above and beyond this. Like me, they’re not psychologists or counsellors, just regular folk like yourselves who have experience with anxiety and depression. I’ll leave it to our champion volunteers to reply below and let you know a bit about themselves. PS. If this is your first time on the forums and you'd like to introduce yourself, please start a new thread rather than replying in here.

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Beltane Email reminders when there are new posts to a thread?
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Hiya Beyond Blue, I like to reply to posts on this site, and then follow up that thread. I wish there was an option to get emails when a new post is added to a thread that we're following/ posted in. I posted in a thread i don't frequent often, and f... View more

Hiya Beyond Blue, I like to reply to posts on this site, and then follow up that thread. I wish there was an option to get emails when a new post is added to a thread that we're following/ posted in. I posted in a thread i don't frequent often, and forget to check it, and the other person in the thread went weeks without a reply... That's why an email notification would be great- never miss a post again, and also know when others are replying to OUR threads. I think it's a great option- is there any chance it could be considered?

Faith_101 Not sure where to start
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I've clicked on three or four different forums with the intent to talk about things that have me up at 4:30am, yet the furthest I've got is ten words before continuing my pattern of backspacing and logging off! I honestly don't know where to begin. I... View more

I've clicked on three or four different forums with the intent to talk about things that have me up at 4:30am, yet the furthest I've got is ten words before continuing my pattern of backspacing and logging off! I honestly don't know where to begin. I've never shared my story because I never know where to start!

EricR Smartphone app?
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Hey everyone, does anyone know if there's an app either available or in development where I could use the chat online support feature just on my phone? It also doesn't have to be restricted to just Beyondblue but any other services related to mental ... View more

Hey everyone, does anyone know if there's an app either available or in development where I could use the chat online support feature just on my phone? It also doesn't have to be restricted to just Beyondblue but any other services related to mental health or whatever.

Mal50 My thanks and appreciation.
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I'm thanking everyone for their kind and thoughtful responses to my posts in Depression and Anxiety in this manner because the site is not iPad friendly. Whenever I've tried to respond to anyone it doesn't send most of the time.

I'm thanking everyone for their kind and thoughtful responses to my posts in Depression and Anxiety in this manner because the site is not iPad friendly. Whenever I've tried to respond to anyone it doesn't send most of the time.

Blondyroses Problems with losing posts when typing
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Omg!!! I just opened up with a long forum then the friggin thing lost the lot!!! Try again tomorrow!! Wish there was a save button before damn well posting!! Just adds to my stress

Omg!!! I just opened up with a long forum then the friggin thing lost the lot!!! Try again tomorrow!! Wish there was a save button before damn well posting!! Just adds to my stress

Tracey Any old BB's still here?
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Hi  just wondering who's still here from the old site?  Cheers tracey xx

Hi  just wondering who's still here from the old site?  Cheers tracey xx

HA1 Suggestion: First Posts & Other Posts
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On many occasions I have come across first time posters whose posts fall down to page due to the volume on posting traffic on some days. This is understandable and maybe unavoidable. However, could I suggest that a separate posting Tab be created (in... View more

On many occasions I have come across first time posters whose posts fall down to page due to the volume on posting traffic on some days. This is understandable and maybe unavoidable. However, could I suggest that a separate posting Tab be created (in addition to the All Posts, New Posts, and My Posts). This tab should be for first time posters and those posters that the BB moderator deems necessary to have attached to it the message at bottom about contacting the BB Support line (generally those posts are those where the poster has shown signs of deep anxiety or desperation). This will avoid the situation where a post that warrants immediate attention indadvertedly falls between the cracks and onto page 2. Just a suggestion. Or is what I am suggesting creating a false sense of priority? Take care K

Girl_Anachronism Unable to login - Samsung
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Hi all, Obviously I managed to login, but I wanted to report it in case it is a problem with the site, or one that someone else is having. I am unsure if there was an update but I never used to see the video at the top of the screen. Upon trying to l... View more

Hi all, Obviously I managed to login, but I wanted to report it in case it is a problem with the site, or one that someone else is having. I am unsure if there was an update but I never used to see the video at the top of the screen. Upon trying to login today, the video reappeared and when trying to login, I would get to 90% loading , start to see the depression forum home screen then once entirely loaded, it would reset to being not logged in with the video at the top, the depression forum below, but NOT logged in. I tried to go to another forum or thread to the same result. This is using my Samsung tablet,with the default android browser. I tried to login using Chrome and had no problems. I will use chrome from now on, but just a heads up there might be an issue. If you are having the same problem with similar hardware, try switching browsers. Keep up the good work. GA