You will not share any personal identifiable information such as legal or nickname, phone numbers, home addresses, email addresses, legal name, or any other personal information of yours or someone else’s on the public areas of our site or app. All usernames, posts, and comments containing any personal information will not be approved.
Although we welcome users from all walks of life, selfsea, the mobile app, is not intended for or directed to individuals under the age of 13 years of age or over the age of 19. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 or adults over 19. If we become aware that you are under 13 or over the age of 19 and using our app, we will terminate your user account and issue bans to your device.
selfsea is not intended to replace care provided by professional support. We firmly believe in the power of peer support and acknowledge that there are many situations in which peer support is not appropriate. Peer support via selfsea should never be used or seen as a replacement for professional support or guidance from a mental health professional, general practitioner, or any other medical professional.
If you are in need of immediate support, the following resources are available 24/7:
The purpose of selfsea is to allow a safe space for young people from different lived experiences and backgrounds to gather the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices and support one another.
Selfsea's community agreements were made with our participants in mind to make sure we’re all doing our part to keep this a welcoming community for all young people.
When engaging on selfsea, you agree to the following community agreements:
If you notice any mentee or mentor acting in violation of these rules, please report it immediately to our system administrators at by flagging the post within the app.
We know that most times intent and impact can have two very different effects on both the person with the intent and the person who experiences the impact. Should we find that a post goes against selfsea’s Community Agreements or Terms of Service, we’ve created a policy that is centered on teachable moments and the ability to correct an action that resulted in an undesirable impact to members of the communities. If you post a comment gets reported for being in violation of these agreements, the comment will immediately be marked for review.
Comments or posts that may be removed will fall under these categories:
Additionally, while we try to provide as much support as we can, there are certain experiences that fall outside what we can best support. Any posts or comments that we believe requires immediate and personal attention, such as suicide, assault, mental illness, eating disorders, and non-suicidal self-injury, will be followed up with resources but will not always be approved on to communities.
When a post is deemed against our agreements, content moderators will act in the following manner and implement the appropriate action, depending on the number of warnings previously given. Moderators will:
Consider one key question before taking any action:
Review the post from a place of education
Suggest an alternative approach, if applicable
Follow up with a referral to a resource or service, if applicable
In addition to an explanation of why a post/comment has been denied, reminder of the agreed upon terms of services and community agreements, and possible referrals, the following actions are possible if the selfsea team notices a pattern of behavior with submitted posts & comments:
All mentees will receive communication before any of the above actions are taken and have the ability to appeal any of the above decisions by reaching out to email@example.com.
We reserve the right to remove anyone from a community(ies) based on the severity of their post against our Community Agreements. At any number of notices, a user will always be offered a referral to crisis supports or other relevant resources, if applicable .