SteppingStonesSupport is a global community, one that's been built by members, for members. Connected by the desire to bring the world a little closer together, our vision is to help improve the lives of people around the world and provide
an answer to social isolation and loneliness that everyone ultimately faces at some point in their lives, whether they are seeking friendship, companionship or anything in between.
That means everything at SteppingStonesSupport is a result of the efforts of SteppingStonesSupport members, whether that's 24/7 online discussions with other members around the world, providing peer support and sharing personal insights, organising get-togethers, keeping each other motivated and accountable, helping with member veriﬁcation, even volunteering their time to help grow the community. Our members know what it's like to need companionship, and ultimately everyone has a role to play in making life better for each other. Why don't you join us?
SteppingStonesSupport was created with the vision of a community that would help people affected by mental health issues achieve a sense of connection and belonging. Every member of the SteppingStonesSupport team has joined because they believe in making a positive impact on the world, which is why you will often ﬁnd them volunteering to spend their time supporting and assisting members of the SteppingStonesSupport community. Come say hi to them in our chatrooms!
'fizzylady', 'Lady of Fizz', 'Chat Mum' or 'Mistress of Chains' as she would prefer to be called, is the mother of this site. When she isn't making sure her stooges are working hard at the peanut gallery, you'll ﬁnd her fantasising about lying on a bed of silk and commitment and being fed grapes by loving, loyal men while they fan her with exotic peacock feathers.
The man. The myth. AKA, 'Omreeny'. He is a man of many hidden talents. That's why we call him 'Mr Madam'. Oh, and 'Omerlin' too. 'Cause he's a wizard! He likes canned tuna, hates coconuts. He's quick-witted, cool as a cucumber and punctuates his sentences with a compulsive rigor. But he's really just a big softie with a bear hug.
The father of this site and husband to fizzylady, Malcolm is its backbone. When he isn't busy bug hunting or practicing the art of being a tree decoration, he is making sure ﬁzzylady is amply plied with breakfast tea before she cracks out her whip. Do try to be patient with your emoji request, he's probably already working on it ^_^
Our graphic/web designer and PR girl. Francie joined the team when she happened upon this community of beautiful souls from all around the world, including her now-soulmate (he's in the back of her pic). She comes with a passion for mental health advocacy, a nose for news and is a keen follower of Cats of Instagram.
Beyond the work done by SteppingStonesSupport team itself, most of the important stuff that happens in the community happens because of our many chat room moderators, who are located around the world. Below are just some - but by no means all - of the members responsible for getting the site to where it is today.