If you are a young person, you can offer some much needed help and support to others on this forum. Sometimes life can be really tough - and people come on here looking for support, a listening ear, and some understanding. If you're up to it, reply to other's posts with some kind words. You can make a real difference in someone's life .
We have a few guidelines, like staying anonymous. Check out the rest of the community guidelines here before you get started.
It's important to remember that this is not counselling or a crisis service - if you/someone you know needs urgent help, or you want to talk to someone now click here.
Who is running this thing??
There are paid staff from ReachOut (like me!), who you will see around the forums. We keep an eye on what's happening, and make sure the forum is safe and supportive for everyone.
There are our incredible volunteer mods (aged between 18 - 25) who are trained in peer support by Reachout- you will see them all over the forum responding with support and compassion, running regular discussions, and being awesome. They have incredible insights into getting through the weird and wonderful time of being a young person, and will always have your back! If you want to read directly from the mods what it's like being a mod, or have some questions, go here to find out more.
Hey @nuci96 welcome to ReachOut! It's great to have you with us
To write a new post on site, first pick a forum that you think best matches the topic you want to write about (like Hanging Out, Everyday Life Stuff, Something's Not Right) and then from there in the top right hand corner of the screen next to the yellow options button, there should be a blue button called "Start A Topic". Once you hit that you'll be able to start your own thread