ERIC launched a new website on Tuesday 10 January 2017 and the message boards hosted on ERIC's old website stopped functioning. All old message board posts and conversations were archived. The archived messages can be accessed below and will be accessible for one year until January 2018.
We recommend you copy and paste any messages or conversations you would like to save to a Word document.
New message boards
The old message boards have gone but we still offer a number of ways for you to access peer support.
For parents/carers and older teens
We have set up a forum for parents/carers and older teenagers to talk to each other on HealthUnlocked - the social network for health. The HealthUnlocked platform provides a much better experience for you than our old message boards. You can create a profile, access the forum on your mobile or tablet, and join other health related communities.
Children can send e-letters to ERIC on the 'Ask ERIC' page
on the new website. Selected letters will be published and responded to online by an ERIC helpline advisor.
We are no longer able to provide an online platform for kids and teens to talk to each other. We hope that younger children will access ChildLine if they're having difficulties with things like bullying, telling friends about their problem, or talking to their parents. Children can post on ChildLine's message boards, chat with a counsellor or send a letter for one-to-one help.
We hope teenagers use a site called ‘The Mix’, which is the UK’s largest support service for the under 25's providing safe online spaces including live chat rooms.
Children and teenagers who used to use ERIC's message boards will be better catered for by these other charities which can offer instant chat facilities and specialist help with issues associated with bladder and bowel problems such as bullying, anxiety and stress.
We still offer lots of useful information on our website for parents, carers, children and teenagers.