How To Use The Forum

How to get started

Many people who get in touch with us do not know where to start - Sometimes the first words are the hardest to write.

We suggest you start where it makes sense to you. You might have a question for other users of the forum, you might want to say a little about why are here or what you would like to receive from other members. Alternatively, you might want to express your feelings about what you are going through or might just want to read the posts already here and take comfort from knowing they are not alone. Whatever you decide, we hope you find the forum helpful.


Navigating the categories

On the front page there are some categories or themes where similar posts are grouped, to make it easier for people to find the information they are looking for. Over time these categories will have further content added, our vision is that the forum provides information and support to those who are not willing to share yet.


Making a new post / reply

Simply press the ‘new post’ button in the category you think your post / topic sits best. You can post in any of the categories that you think your thread fits within, and we have tried to limit the categories to try to be as inclusive as possible. Similarly, if you are unsure where to post, you can use the ‘Discussion & Support’ category.




People will be able to reply to your post, and hopefully offer support, share their stories or feelings, and offer sources of extra help. Similarly, you will be able to reply to other peoples posts, by pressing the ‘post reply’ button. 



We might move some posts to a new category, or make them inactive so you will no longer able to post a reply.  If a post is unhelpful, inappropriate, or contradicts our forum policy, we will edit or delete it.


Searching the Forum

You can browse our forum categories, which may help you find the information you are looking for from particular themes. If you are looking for something in particular, such as a key word or phrase, you can use our search feature at the top of the page to help with this.