Essential support for under 25s


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Expert chat: Enthusiastic Consent & Conditional Consent (Wed 21st February)

Hey everyone!

On Wednesday 21st Feb at 6.30pm, Sarah our expert, will be running an expert chat about Enthusiastic Consent and Conditional Consent.

Sarah is the co-founder of Scarlet Ladies, a community of women with the aim to destigmatise and normalise the conversation around female sexuality.

Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a number of traumas, including rape, Sarah is reclaiming her body by engaging in bodybuilding and powerlifting. Taking back control of her sexuality, she is currently remaining abstinent. Working and campaigning with other women for the sexual empowerment of women has been an integral part of her healing journey.

Come along and join us! Find out more here
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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

Great news! We're moving to new discussion boards software. Head here for the full announcement.
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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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Tell Your Story - Do It Day

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  • Tell Your Story - Do It Day

    Hey everyone,

    The Mix are looking for young people to share their stories.

    What are we trying to do?
    Young people get a bad showing in the media. Reports and surveys online indicate that the majority of media portrayal of young people is negative. Either itís knife crime on the front page or itís condescending storylines about hipsters and their supposed obsession with avocados and lattes.

    The Mix, a charity that provides support for under 25s and The Drum, a global media platform , are coming together for Do It Day on the 16 November 2017 to create an alternative 6 oíclock news bulletin, produced with young people, for young people.

    The bulletin, containing empowering stories about the strength of young peopleís characters, will play out to an audience of over 18 million via The Mixís YouTube channel and media and advertising.

    Your Story
    The idea is an alternative, positive news that tells a different kind of story about young people.

    Have you got a story, an anecdote, an experience that you could tell the world about? One that contradicts the image of the youth of today as lazy, latte-drinking time wasters? Shout it out in a video and send it in.

    Are you a vlogger who has taught yourself to be digitally savvy and effectively started your own business? Tell us about how that defies the negative storylines.

    Is there a place, an idea, a conversation that would let the world know all the youth of today is capable of? Maybe itís a story about a friend, or of a young person that inspired you. Tell us!

    If you'd like to take part or have any questions, let us know by sending us a PM and we can put you in contact with the team running this.

    Deadline for submissions are Saturday 4th November!

    - Aife
    We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
    While we can't offer support via this account, if you have any questions about this place, feel free to
    ask over in the
    Help Desk or send us a private message.

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    Hiya Aife and Mike!

    i'd love to take part if my volunteer/youth work counts

    Happy galloping!
    "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
    ~ Tim Finn

    - LAINE


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