How to stay safe online

Explains how to keep yourself safe and look after your wellbeing when you use the internet for information or support for your mental health. It covers protecting your privacy, how to take relationships offline safely and how to address online bullying and abuse.

Your stories

Is social networking good for your mental health

Posted on 01/10/2013

Elefriends: my healing family

Angelo blogs about the different ways in which Elefriends has supported her.

Posted on 05/12/2013

Rules of engagement, mental health and the internet

Vanessa shares her tips for making online interaction a mentally healthy experience.

Posted on 04/09/2012

Action Fraud

helpline: 0300 123 2040

Reporting service for online fraud.

Big White Wall

Online community for adults experiencing emotional or psychological distress. You need a subscription or NHS referral to join, although it is free for people living in some areas.


A safe, supportive online community where you can listen, be heard and share your experiences with others.

Get safe online

Information and advice on online safety.

Information Standard

Explains what the Information Standard means.

Know the Net

Information and advice on online safety.

NHS Choices

Information on health conditions and directories of services.


116 123 (Freephone)

Chris, PO Box 90 90
Stirling, FK8 2SA

24-hour emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.

Sane: Online support forum

Mental health forum for discussion and mutual support.

Time To Change

Blogs about issues relating to mental health, and guidance about how to write safe online content about self-harm, suicide and eating disorders.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Tips advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.


This information was published in June 2015. We will revise it in 2018.

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