Frequently asked questions
How do I join?
Why do you ask people to register?
We want to create a feeling of goodwill and respect, so that we can build a supportive online community – a place where people will feel comfortable sharing their stories and experiences, and opening up a dialogue.
We feel that the best way to do this is to ask people to register as members, and agree to some basic rules about respect, good manners and privacy. We reserve the right to remove or block members if those rules are broken.
Can I stay anonymous? What information do I have to give you?
- a username of your choice. We suggest you don’t include your surname, and you can make it completely random – how about “Splodge” for example? But nothing rude, please!
- an email address to verify that you actually exist, and in case you need to be contacted. If you don’t already have an email address you can get one free via gmail. Your email address will only be available for administrative purposes and will not be passed on to third parties or seen by site visitors.
- whether you are a carer, a clinician/mental health worker, student, carer consultant or “other”. This is simply so we have some idea of the sort of people we are reaching.
I want to comment, but I signed up under my real name and now I want to be anonymous. What can I do?
If you need some help with this please email firstname.lastname@example.org