Charter of uk.people.support.mental-health

(Not Moderated)

uk.people.support.mental-health is for discussion of mental health issues in the UK.

One function of this group is to provide a place to begin the creation of more specific newsgroups. When a specific newsgroup is created (say, uk.people.support.schizophrenia), then that group will take most, if not all the posts for its specific condition.

Since this group is meant for the discussion of issues not covered by other uk.people.support.* newsgroups, cross-posting between uk.people.support.mental-health and other uk.people.support.* newsgroups is generally unwelcome, except for issues that affect all users of mental health services.

Posters should remember that this is intended as a safe and supportive space.


Advertising is forbidden, with this one exception:
UK suppliers of goods and services relating to mental health in the UK may post an invitation of four lines or fewer to visit their web site or request further details. The subject line must begin "ADVERT: " Such postings may not be made more often than once every three months by any given supplier.

Binaries & Formatting

Encoded binaries (e.g. pictures, compressed files, etc.), are *forbidden*, except for cryptographic signatures (e.g. PGP). Binaries belong on a web or ftp site, whose URL may be posted.

Posts must be in plain text. To see how to make your newsreader comply with this, read <http://www.usenet.org.uk/ukpost.html>

Newsgroups line

uk.people.support.mental-health	Discussion of UK mental health issues