Struggling with the world? Can’t, or don’t want to talk to anyone? Maybe you can anonymously talk about Everton on GrandOldTeam? And if you feel like it, there’s a dedicated thread pinned at the top of our Everton forum, which allows for discussion and help between fellow Blues on mental health-related issues. You don’t even have to post, just read. It’s helped loads of Blues who was/are finding life tough, it might help you.

The “Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues” thread pinned to the top of our Everton forum has been a real success, aproaching 350,000 unique views and with over 9,000 comments. The thread, started one of GrandOldTeam’s forum moderators Groucho allows for fans to talk about issues surrounding mental health and depression.

During the international break, we decided to look back at the success of the thread, and Dave provided examples of how it has helped people in a real and tangible way.

You can read the thread here.

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Abertonian
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COYBL25 I was just thinking about @wbn61 ( Michael ) the other day. Retained his humour and dignity right to the vety end. A true star on here and a remarkable, brave and wonderful fella. RIP. Seems strange to say about someone I didnt know personally but I find it strange visiting that thread since he went. I do know its there if I need it and thats a tremendous source of comfort. Its not always possible to see something tangible from talking with people about deeply personal issues on a forum, but for me what i've read and written… Read more »
PaulieMc
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I love that thread, it's one of my favourites places to go on the internet. It's reassuring to know that it's always available and I can post in there whenever I'm down or having anxiety problems over even the smallest things. You're met with nothing but support, advice and real heartfelt kindness. To anyone who doesn't feel at their best or has something that's bothering them, no matter how silly you might think it is, please use that thread. It's never the right thing to bottle something up, please let it out because you'll feel better afterwards and that's what… Read more »
Toffee in Jandals
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Much credit to the mods for the thread. I really hope that the act of sharing their stories on the forum is in some way cathartic for the many brave souls who contribute. It can't be easy.

For @Groucho ; for every story you hear that the thread has helped someone, I'm sure there is a large silent majority who it has helped as well, great stuff mate.

Frank Butcher
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It is a real credit to the site and the fantastic contributors. Well done all.

kithnou
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Groucho Groucho submitted an update to GrandOldTeam's homepage A Conversation About Depression And Mental Health Struggling with the world? Can't, or don't want to talk to anyone? Maybe you can anonymously talk about Everton on GrandOldTeam? And if you feel like it, there's a dedicated thread pinned at the top of our Everton forum, which allows for discussion and help between fellow Blues on mental health-related issues. You don't even have to post, just read. It's helped loads of Blues who was/are finding life tough, it might help you. The "Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues"… Read more »
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