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What is Elefriends about?

Elefriends is a supportive online mental health community where you can be yourself. It is organised by MIND and aimed at those over the age of 18, 
We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a place to share experiences and listen to others. Shared experiences and perspectives are valuable and powerful. In this way, Elefriends don’t just get help, they give help, too. In the good times and the bad. Join Elefriends today 

Watch Stephen Fry's Welcome to Elefriends


What do Elefriends get up to?

Elefriends talk about mental health issues but also how their day is going and life in general. Elefriends share, read and chat to each other online. On Elefriends you can:

  • Write posts
  • Comment on other people's posts
  • Offer support through buttons like "thinking of you", "I hear you"etc.
  • 'Pin' their favourite posts
  • Add friends to your 'feed' to keep in touch with a smaller group
  • You can also private message (turned off by default).

What others say

"Joining Elefriends is one of the best things I've ever done" - wuthering18

"Was feeling all alone but being able to reach out here is a lifesaver" - Raye

"Elefriends has actually helped me understand my mental health better"

"I absolutely love Elefriends, it has given me a place to talk to people in similar situations. Having mental health problems, I find it hard to find people like me and talk about things but on Elefriends it's so easy and comforting Xx"

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