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Discussion forums offer a place to message other people, start a discussion on a particular topic and find people in a similar situation to you. We’ve split this page into general discussion forums for older people and forums for people living with particular health conditions, where you can ask more specific questions or support others.

If you know of any forum that should be on here, please let us know by filling out this form.

Forums for older people

Silver Surfers Forum

  • Very easy-to-use forum and quite active
  • Huge range of topics are including art, travel, pets, nostalgia, education, gardening and technology


  • Very active forum, the most popular areas being the “Chat”, “News & Politics” and “Health”
  • Has some unique areas such as “Am I being unreasonable?” and “Ask a gran”

Forums for specific health conditions

Health Unlocked

  • A platform for a number of health communities
  • Hosts a range of active communities such as the British Heart Foundation, ADHD Parents Together, IBS Network and Anxiety and Depression Support


  • A safe, supportive online community run by Mind
  • Available to anyone over the age of 18