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LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

Please note we are running this chat on Thursday 23 April - not Monday like we usually do.

 

With all of the changes happening in the world at the moment, we are needing to use technology in so many different ways. Catching up with friends, working from home and medical consultations are just some examples of this.

 

 

For some of us, the current circumstances also mean that there are changes with how we are accessing mental health support. Telehealth - accessing health services using telephone or video chat - has been in use for a number of years for people living in rural and remote communities, however is now being used much more widely. This way of accessing appointments provides a lot of opportunity, however at the same time may be new for many of us.

 

 

On Thursday 23 April at 7:30pm AEST we will be having a live chat about accessing mental health support online and discussing some tips and strategies online appointments. Looking forward to chatting with you on Thursday night!

 

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

Thanks @mrmusic , really looking forward to this chat! I'll update it in the calendar post too. Should be a great one!

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

Such an important topic to be discussing right now! Super keen for this one! Smiley Very Happy Heart

 

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

Hey guys!

Super soon we're going to be starting our live chat discussing Accessing Mental Health Support Online! Smiley Very Happy 

 

 

If at all you find this conversation distressing or you feel like you need to talk to someone about an issue then it's time to get some help! You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or use their webchat and email services found on their respective sites. The links can be found here. If you are new here then welcome! Have a quick peek at our community guidelines you can find them here!




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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

Hi everyone!

Here's our first question of the night:
What are some of the online mental health supports you know of?

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

What are some of the online mental health supports you know of?

There's quite a few to choose from! 
There's eheadpsace and kids helpline, which both have online services. There's also chat spaces and/or online groups for the Butterfly foundation and Beyond blue from memory, not to mention services like Counselling Online!
There's a lot of options out there, but it can be a bit hard to find them if you don't know they're there!




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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

1.What are some of the online mental health supports you know of?

Eheadspace, Kids HelpLine, Lifeline, Forums - here, Beyond Blue, Sane, a heap of different apps - woebot, pacifica, wysa

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

What are some of the online mental health supports you know of?

I have heard about some websites that offer mental health courses, such as Mindspot, moodgym, This Way Up, and 7 Cups. I have personally done a few of the 7 Cups courses/self-help guides and the mindfulness exercises and found them helpful. They also offer forums and one and one chats with therapists or active listeners.
Some services also offer online chats or email-based support with professionals, such as Counselling OnlineThe Butterfly National Helpline,  Kids Helpline and eHeadspace.
Talklife is another peer support forum for mental health concerns. 
I have also seen a lot of websites with ratings of mental health apps, such as Mindtools, and Beacon. 

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Re: LIVE CHAT: Accessing Mental Health Support Online - Thursday 23 April

@Bee and @WheresMySquishy i'm so glad you mentioned apps! I completely forgot about them as well! Smiley Very Happy 




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