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Mental Health Forums Breaking Down Barriers to Support

Created  11th October 2018

A charity leader is encouraging rural people to harness mobile technology to get mental health support, as Australians increasingly turn towards online forums to seek help.   

The SANE Australia forums – established in 2015 in partnership with 65 other mental health and community organisations – have grown from 65,301 users in its first year to over 260,000 people.

Users of the forums are both people seeking support from others who have experienced mental health issues, and carers, family and friends needing support from those who know what it’s like living with someone who has a mental illness.

The forums are also monitored by mental health professionals at all times to ensure user safety.  

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Maggie Coggan, 2018, Probono Australia (

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