Health sofa aims “to give users a platform to share and learn from experiences others made in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format.1” According to what I have been told, the focus, “used to be on medications1” but has now expanded to “general health topics1“.
The site is user-led and undergoing some new changes in it’s layout and design at the moment in order to make it more user-friendly and to be appealing to a wider audience.
Working on the understanding, as stated on the site, that they want to “help you with getting an answer to your question.2” And that “The contributors at healthsofa do not provide a replacement for professional help from your doctor or healthcare professional.2” I personally think this could be an excellent resource.
I like the fact that they warn visitors that “No user-generated submissions are reviewed for factual correctness.2” and that they give a clear warning and advice to, “Always consult your doctor if you need specific advice for your healthcare needs.2“
The information provided on the site is free and questions can be asked anonymously without the need to register if you prefer. And all information shared can serve as basis for research that assists your needs for information.
As bloggers who blog about mental health related issues and who have first hand experience of mental health medication our input can, I feel, be invaluable on such a site.
If you are interested and have the time, why not pop across to HealthSofa and check it out and let me know what you think. I really would be interested in your feedback and I am sure that the administrator over there would also value your feedback.
Whilst I have not advised him that I will be posting this post concerning the site, I am aware that he wishes to get the forum out there and available to more people and I will be advising him of this post so that he too can read your comments concerning the site.
Kind Regards and God bless you.
1 Quotes taken from administrator’s email to me.
2 Quotes taken directly from the healthsofa site.