Big White Wall
Categories: Mental health, Online community
£9.99/month. Free in some areas
Big White Wall is an online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low. The service has an active forum with round-the-clock support from trained professionals. You can talk anonymously to other members and take part in group or one-to-one therapy with therapists.
Who is it suitable for?
Big White Wall is for anyone aged 16 or over who wants to improve their mental health.
How does it work?
The Big White Wall community is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly.
Express your feelings by creating a Brick using words, pictures and images and add it to the community Wall.
Take online tests to measure your anxiety or depression levels to set goals and track your progress.
Register for online courses with health professionals covering things like sleep problems, stopping smoking and anger management.
Sign up for one-to-one therapy with experienced counsellors and therapists via webcam, audio or instant messaging.
How do I access it?
Enter your postcode on the Big White Wall’s sign-up page to see if you can join the service for free or if you need a referral from your GP.
The service is free for UK serving personnel, veterans and their families, and some UK universities.
If Big White Wall is not available on the NHS in your area, you can join directly through the website for £9.99 a month.
You can connect to the service from any computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access.