MindSide by Side

Welcome to Side by Side

Mind’s online community

It’s a powerful thing to connect with someone else over shared experiences. Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard.

Listen, share and be heard

  1. A place to be yourself

    We welcome everyone over the age of 18. We know what it’s like to struggle sometimes and that a little extra support can make a big difference.

  2. Someone to talk to, whenever

    Our community is open 24/7. You’ll always have someone to connect with day or night.

  3. A safe and trusted place to be

    Our community is moderated by the team at Mind and protected by our community guidelines.

Our features

New features, events and community initiatives are constantly being developed in response to feedback from our community. This is your space, for you.


Share what's on your mind


Give and receive support

Private message

Support each other 1:1

Bio and interests

Understand more about others

Tags and intents

Connect over shared interests to help start conversations

Snooze users

Stay in control of what you see and who you interact with

We’re Mind, the mental health charity

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Find out more about what we do and how we do it at mind.org.uk.