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Health Boards user guide (please read)

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The Health Boards

Using these boards to post spam or to ask for help with projects, surveys or any other activity is not permitted without first obtaining permission from either [email protected] or [email protected].

Please note we have a few rules:

1. DO NOT use this board to advertise drugs, diet products, or anything commercial that's health-related. We promote healthy eating at TheSite.org, but not obsessive dieting (especially 'miracle', fad or crash diets), and have found that many of our users suffer from eating disorders, so no diet stuff please.

2. If you have a question, THINK first - is it something that may have been asked loads of times before? Try doing a search first by using the grey search button in the top right hand corner of the page, or by looking at TheSite's own health factsheets.

3. You CAN NEVER be given an accurate diagnosis over the internet. You need to be examined by a qualified medical professional, and may also need clinical tests. Please take any advice you are given on public message boards with a pinch of salt - do not trust it until you have confirmed it with your nurse or doctor.

4. Ring up NHS Direct and speak to a trained nurse if there's anything you're really worried about.
NHS Direct
Advice and information on all health-related issues.
Telephone: 0845 46 47

Commonly asked topics


Feeling suicidal

Self harm, cutting

Eating disorders

If you are new to these boards

Read this and introduce yourself to the rest of the board users here.

As you will all have read the rules upon signing up you will know we are not tolerant of certain behaviour:

1. Please respect the opinions of others. Just because you don’t agree, doesn’t give you the right to make personal attacks on that person.

2. Racist, hateful, defamatory or otherwise illegal posts are not suitable.

3. If you feel the need to post quotes from other sources or sites, please also publish the URL of where you found it.

4. However, please don’t publish links to inappropriate websites (hateful, defamatory, illegal etc).

5. If you want to post photos, make them small, or just post the link. Large photos will be deleted.

6. We will ban people who continually refuse to work within these rules. If you don’t like it, there are plenty of other places to have your say on the web.

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