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Seek support. Make connections. Share your experience.
The Lived Experience Forum is a safe, anonymous community for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.
These forums do not provide crisis counselling. If you need urgent help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or in an emergency call 000.
The Lived Experience Forum has hundreds of discussions on the experience of mental health and illness. They're organised under these seven topics - click one to find discussions on that theme.
Our experience & stories
Living with a mental health issue can be lonely. Sharing stories helps us to find others who have faced similar experiences and to support each other. What's your story?
Looking after our wellbeing
Every day is a new day, with its achievements and its challenges. What helps to look after yourself and improve wellbeing?
Chill out with friends here – come by and say hi, share a coffee or pull up a seat at our Friday Feast event
Something’s not right
When something's not going well, it helps to share this with others and learn how they have coped and found solutions. Is there something you do that others would find helpful too?
What’s new: services, research, and technologies
The things that can help us look after ourselves are constantly changing. Find out and share information about what's new. Have you heard about something you think would help others?
About the forum, including feedback and news
Start here if you're new to the Lived Experience Forum, if you want to give feedback or just want to find out what's new
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