Side by Side

Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can:

  • feel at home
  • talk about your mental health
  • connect with others who understand what you are going through

We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes. Side by Side provides a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Whether you’re feeling good right now or having a hard time, the Side by Side community is a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. The community is available to all, 24/7.

Side by Side is moderated daily from 8.30am to midnight.

Read our Frequently asked questions about Side by Side

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What is Side by Side for?

Side by Side is grounded in the values of peer support. It’s a welcoming place for people to:

  • make connections
  • learn from each other
  • feel inspired to take positive steps on their mental health journeys

It’s important to note Side by Side isn’t a crisis service. We ask all members to use the community safely and reach out for other forms of support if they think they might need urgent help. Please check out our information and advice if you are looking for crisis help. If you or someone you’re with is in immediate danger, call 999.

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Have you got a question that is not answered here? Read the full page of Frequently Asked Questions, or email the Digital Communities team at