Side by Side is the new name for the online community site run by the national Mind charity which used to be called Elefriends.
Side by Side is a supportive online community – providing peer support to people who would like a safe space to talk and be online sharing their mental health experiences with other people who have had similar experiences.
Side by Side is open to anybody who has an experience of mental health problems, or is closely connected to someone that has. The community has been designed to exist alongside your current methods of managing your mental health.
There are community guidelines to make sure that Side by Side is a safe place where members can feel in control. We also have a team of moderators who work to make sure that the guidelines are followed.