When it comes to mental health, everyone’s needs are different. Some people prefer to be able to come to us, putting life on hold while you’re with us to focus on what’s on your mind. But some people would rather access support from home, That’s where Big White Wall (BWW) comes in.
Whether impacted by social isolation and stigma, or simply restricted by geography, work schedules or caring commitments, many people struggling with mental health issues can’t or won’t access face-to-face services. For many, BWW affords a less daunting way to access support than through face-to-face interactions.
The only digital mental health service to be registered with the Care Quality Commission, BWW is an anonymous 24/7 online support community, offering a safe, judgement-free space to talk all things mental health.
BWW contains a peer support network for you to speak with others and browse resources for guided learning to give you a different toolkit of coping mechanisms. As it’s completely anonymous, you need not worry about stigma or judgement, and focus on speaking with like-minded people.
As a beneficiary of the Charity, you can access BWW online whenever, wherever and however you would like. You can engage with a wider network of people who understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health problems. You can share thoughts and feelings, ask questions, take self-assessments and engage in a range of self-guided support at any time of the day or night.
In addition to the community, you have the safety and accessibility of their wall guides who are trained clinicians and are there to make sure everyone remains safe and supported and are monitoring the environment at all times to ensure people are guided in the right direction with appropriate support. To get started, simply register on our dedicated page on their website.
And don’t forget, there are other places to turn to for support. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, here are five life rings you can throw them.
There is also the option for live one-to-one therapy sessions with BWW’s counsellors over a video call. This is something we can refer you for, so if it’s something you think you could benefit from, get in touch. Either give us a ring on 0800 389 8820 or seek support via our website.