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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

We're going to be running support circles once a month on a Sunday! At the moment they run on Tuesdays, but for one of those Tuesdays, each month they will be running on a Sunday instead.

This next Sunday support circle will be on 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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Chat break week (10th-16th Sept)

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  • Chat break week (10th-16th Sept)

    Hey everyone

    It's that time again! Our next chat break week is fast approaching.

    What is a 'chat break week'?

    Some of you will already know this, but for those of you who don't: roughly three times a year, we have a week where we take a break from running group chat sessions.

    We use these periods as a chance to gather your feedback, review it as a team, and see if there are any changes we can make to the way group chat is currently run. We also use them as a chance to get more specific feedback on any projects we're working on - a good example of this would be the new type of GC we started running on Tuesdays, which was the result of a consultation we held during this year's January break week.

    When do they happen?

    Typically, these happen once in January, April, and August. You may have noticed that the April one for this year got pushed backwards - we were hoping to time it to coincide with testing sessions for our new chat software. Unfortunately, things never quite aligned and the break ended up happening in June instead. Given that our last one was late, we're going to be pushing the next one back slightly to mid-September.

    The next chat break will be the week of the 10th of September (returning the following Sunday).

    What will we be doing for this one?

    As well as rolling out our new chat software, we'll be using this time to review our chat guidelines. We put these under the microscope every now and again, and given that you folks seem to be thinking about them too, we thought now would be a good time to dust them off and take another look.

    We won't be tearing them up and re-writing them, but we will make any tweaks if they need to be made. Closer to the time, we'll post in this thread with some questions for you guys and some ways you can give us your thoughts. Watch this space.

    But... will there be a quiz while chats aren't on?

    It's funny you should ask. Yes, yes there will be.

    We'll be holding a quiz on Tuesday the 12th, from 8:00-9:30pm.

    Keep an eye out for more info on this closer to the time - we'll be putting up the full announcement soon, complete with the prize listing and what rounds we'll be doing (and we promise not to muck it up like we did at Easter ).

    Mike & the Community team
    We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
    If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
    ask over in the
    Help Desk or send us a private message.

  • #2
    Noooo but yay, a quiz!
    'Mental health is not a not a destination but a process. It's about how you drive and not where you're going'


    • #3
      Ah the day it returns the 16th I am going on Holiday again 😁
      'Why are you trying to fit in be born to stand out'


      • #4
        pretty sure its freshers week during the chat break. oh myyyy


        • #5
          I'd like to write a round for the quiz please x
          Keep strong and remember who you are!


          • #6
            I am willing to write a round for the quiz if you need any extra help
            Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow

            Think ability, not disability


            • #7
              Hey louisa982 & *BananaMonkey*
              That's great to hear you're both up for writing rounds for the quiz. I'll be in touch by PM

              Thank you!

              - Aife
              We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
              If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
              ask over in the
              Help Desk or send us a private message.


              • #8
                Hey everyone

                Just a reminder that chat break week starts this Sunday the 10th).

                If you'd like some alternative support while chat is closed, you could head over to our helpline, which offers a 1-2-1 chat service where they'll work with you to find the right support

                Chat will be back as usual from Sunday the 17th of Sept - apart from the quiz on Tuesday (the 12th) of course

                - James
                We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
                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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