User statement

The forum and live chat is a space for which users can connect with other men to ask questions, express views, and share stories solely as a means of, and a place for, peer support. By no means is the forum and live chat to be used for promoting eating disorders in any way other than recovery. The forum is not monitored continuously and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical support.

Posting a message on the forum or live chat does not guarantee a response, nor is there an obligation to reply to one. If you do decide to post a message please remember that anyone viewing the forum and live chat will see your messages so only share what you feel comfortable with.

This is why we may edit and in some circumstances delete any messages we do not feel are appropriate for the forum and live chat. We understand that users will want to explore difficult thoughts and emotions. However any messages that overtly talk about issues relating to suicide or graphic descriptions of self-harm will be deleted without question. Where we can, we will message these members and offer contacts of relevant support agencies.

Should you choose to participate in the forum or live chat and/or use, or act upon, any information contained within the board, you do so entirely at your own risk and accept sole responsibility and liability for doing so and for any consequences that may result. The forum and live chat and the content herein are used entirely at your own risk.

Please treat the forum as a contained peer support space. They are not to be used as a means of social networking, although we understand you may ‘click’ or particularly get on with certain people due to the similarities of your experiences. We strongly recommend you do not share contact details with other users. We ask you not to contact other users in other ways on other sites. Such requests are dangerous especially if you are burdened with a request for support. If, however, you decide to contact any one from the message board, you are doing so at your own risk. We cannot accept liability or responsibility for any consequences that may arise from this.

We will do our best to protect the welfare of everyone who uses the forum and live chat at all times and will not tolerate any form of abuse or harassment of any kind. We must mention that we are only human and some messages may get onto the forum which may not be appropriate. If any of these messages happen to appear please use the report abuse feature or message us via the contact us page.

Please note that ‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is not a support organisation, therefore cannot offer any form of one to one or crisis support.

If you feel you are in need of urgent help please see our links and resources page for organisations that can provide support.   You can also want to consider phoning the Beat helplines.

'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1139351.

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