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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.

Got a question?

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

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Meet the mods

Our moderation team is made up of around 20 people. Meet some of our core team below! 


Hi there! I'm a Side by Side moderator. I have been moderating for over 4 years now and really enjoy it. In my spare time, I like to read a lot, run and I am learning Portuguese.


Hi - I'm a Side by Side moderator. I love facilitating all the amazing peer support here on Side by Side as a moderator. I'm an animal lover who likes to listen to podcasts or watch trashy TV to unwind.​


Hi - I'm a Side by Side moderator. I really enjoy supporting the community. In my spare time, I love to travel and learn new languages.


Hello! I'm a Side by Side moderator. I've been moderating for 2 years. I'm both a cat and dog person so all pet-related posts are much appreciated!

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