Welcome to the SANE Community. More than 25,000 people have already become members to show their support for mental health.
Joining the community is simple, free, and can be anonymous if you wish. There are many ways to contribute to the life of the community, and every contribution is valued.
A thriving mental health community sends a message of hope and compassion to anyone affected by mental illness.
Please join us today and show your support.
The SANE Community recognises that mental illness affects us all.
Members reflect the whole spectrum of society, from those people directly affected, to carers, family and friends.
It also includes service users, donors, artists, volunteers, funders, fundraisers, research participants, campaigners, journalists and health professionals.
Our Support Forum facilitates a key part of the SANE online community and is a safe space to offer support, ideas and share experiences. The forum is available 24 hours a day.
Anyone is able to view posts. In order to post yourself, you need an account and have to be 18 or over. Anyone is welcome to join.
The moderating team takes an overview of interactions and will act, if needed, in accordance with the ground rules and guidelines to promote the spirit of mutual support.
The role of moderation doesn’t involve direct emotional support, even in cases of suicide or crisis.
The community allows us to stay connected to the issues that matter, and hear directly from those affected by mental illness.
It also provides a safe, welcoming place for people to share their experiences, feelings, opinions and expertise.
This can be hugely comforting and therapeutic, as shown by the experiences of some SANE Community members.
We also have an active social media community.
You can find us on social media where we share mental health news, self-help advice, supporter events and discuss the mental health topics that matter to you.
SANE is delighted to share the community with so many diverse supporters, united by a common goal – changing mental health for good.
We look forward to you joining us.
Please visit Community Guidelines to find out about moderation and social media.