for better mental health


Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you are going through.

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 having a hard time, it's a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. The community is available to all, 24/7 and it is moderated daily from 8.30am to midnight.


Elefriends will be changing to Side by Side

We’ve done some research into what’s working well and what could be improved on the Elefriends platform. As a result of the research, we’ll be introducing a new platform to create the best possible online community for anyone with experience of a mental health problem.

It’s called Side by Side, and it’s launching next month. These timings may change but we’re doing everything we can to work to these timelines. Side by Side will keep all the things many of you have told us you like the most about Elefriends, and will eventually have new features to help you get the most out of the community.

We understand how important the support provided through the community is, particularly now with everything that's going on in the world and we want to reassure you that you won't ever be without a place to reach out for support. We also have our advice and support hub on how to manage your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

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