This week, digital mental health and wellbeing company Qwell tell us all about the help and support they offer adults online.
We’ve popped this article together to showcase everything we have on offer here at Qwell, because there’s something for everyone - whether you fancy reading some articles over on the magazine, or getting involved in the discussion boards, we hope you’ll feel at home.
On Qwell we have a massive selection of articles on our magazine, with lots written by staff and some written by users. You can find nearly anything, from mental health and wellbeing awareness and advice, to self-care and hobby ideas.
And if you can’t find something you want to read, why not write it yourself? Writing content, whether it’s a fictional creation or a personal story, can help you understand things that you’re going through.
You can also find support from other users when browsing the different topics and exploring the comments. The Qwell Community is jam packed with friendly and relatable advice.
Our articles can help you understand new topics or issues, discover new self-care ideas, or even get lost in our fictional stories.
At Qwell, you can post your own new discussion, or join in with existing conversations.
Starting a discussion board (DB) post is simple. You just need to go to the start a discussion page of our site, add a title and the content of what you wish to discuss, and click submit.
Our moderators will review your DB and approve it as soon as they can, or contact you via messages if they need to chat with you further about it. (Please be patient--our mods work very hard and will get to your post as fast as they can).
What kinds of topics belong in a discussion board post?
You can ask for advice from other users on common topics such as relationship advice, family problems, college issues, finances, etc.
You can also ask others about more light-hearted topics, such as their film, TV, reading, or music preferences. You can also join in an existing discussion. Just browse our discussion boards page for the latest topics, or check out our categories page to browse by subject.
Messaging support can be used for a number of reasons including receiving answers to general queries, resources, advice and signposting. The support you get through messages varies and it depends on your personal needs.
We know some Qwell users prefer to engage in support via messages instead of chat. Our Qwell workers are well trained professionals who will assess your needs and provide you with the required support.
Remember that if you're in crisis you can access information about where to get help by clicking the 'IN CRISIS' button at the top of the screen.
Using Qwell chat can help you share some of the heaviness that carrying around troubles causes, and (where appropriate) help find ways of coping that are specific to you and your situation.
They can also help you work through longer standing issues from the past that may be affecting your present life.
You can use your chat time to talk about anything that may be impacting your mental health in a negative or a positive way. You might want to use your chat time to talk about relationships, work, parenting, health issues, past experiences or future experiences.
Chats are available every day from midday to 10pm on weekdays, and 6pm to 10pm on weekends.
You get up to one hour each time to chat about whatever issues are on your mind. All of the people accessing Qwell chat can have one chat session per week.
To find out more about using chat, check out our article 'How to Qwell Chat.'
For more tools and resources on mental wellbeing visit areyouok.gov.im