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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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New GC - your feedback!

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  • New GC - your feedback!

    Hey everyone,

    So you'll have noticed by our other thread that we've been looking over the feedback you gave us during our last chat break week. You might remember, as well as our chat guidelines, we also asked you all about the new GC we've been running.

    These sessions are currently held on Tuesdays, and up until now have been chats where any of you can sign up to 'host' an activity for a certain time slot. We've had quizzes, themed discussions, and games so far. These are a very recent invention, so we wanted to see how everyone was finding them.

    This is what you said...


    Part 1 - General enjoyment

    20% of you told us you'd hosted a session before, leaving 80% of you that hadn't. We asked you all how much you enjoy the new sessions, and here's what you said:



    As you can see, there's a bit of a split opinion. Those of you who have hosted a session seemed to really enjoy it, whereas those who haven't enjoy it a bit less. As a whole, you gave it a 4.4 out of 10. That's not bad, but there's certainly room for improvement there.


    Part 2 - Our ideas

    As part of the feedback, we also asked you guys what you thought of some of our ideas. Just as a refresher, these ideas were:

    1) Hosting in pairs
    2) Making these chats a regular 'quiz night'
    3) Switching days (given that Tuesdays usually have the most chat sessions being held)

    On the whole, you were in favour of ideas 1 & 2, and not a fan of 3.


    Part 3 - Some changes

    Based on what you said, we've decided to make a couple of changes to how these GCs work.

    Tuesday GCs will now be a regular quiz night. This means that now, when you sign-up, you'll be signing up to write and host a quiz round for everyone. We haven't got a set length of the quiz in mind, so we'll cross that bridge when we come to it (or bring you guys more details when/if we decide on them). This change will come into play from the Tuesday after next (24th), to give people a bit of time to sign up, and some time for us to organise ourselves.

    You can now host in pairs. There doesn't really seem to be a downside to this - you guys can have a bit more fun hosting a quiz with a friend, and it might make the prospect of hosting a bit less nerve-wracking for those who haven't done it before.


    So, I hope this gives a bit of insight in to what we found out through your feedback. Any questions on the changes we made or the feedback we received, just drop us a PM or a comment below.

    Aife & Mike

    PS: We'll take another look at these chats a bit later down the line. It's still a developing idea, so we'll always be looking at ways we can improve it.
    We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
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    All sounds great! Will deffo go when I have a free Tuesday (rare unfortunately)
    "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)

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    • #3
      Ooh where can we sign up?
      defo jolting me and Aidan down for one! should be a good laugh
      "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
      ~ Tim Finn



      - LAINE

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LaneBoi View Post
        Ooh where can we sign up?
        Good question!

        So, I've updated the 'get involved' form we were using before now. Feel free to fill it out, guys.

        Mike
        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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        • #5
          Originally posted by The Mix View Post

          Good question!

          So, I've updated the 'get involved' form we were using before now. Feel free to fill it out, guys.

          Mike
          Hate to be a pain but I have another questions
          to do it in pairs do we each sign up or the same day? :D
          "Weave me a rope that will pull me through these impossible times"
          ~ Tim Finn



          - LAINE

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LaneBoi View Post

            Hate to be a pain but I have another questions
            to do it in pairs do we each sign up or the same day? :D
            Always ask questions!

            Another good point - I just added a 'will you be hosting with someone else, and if so, who?' section to the form, so if you just let us know in that section that's all you'll need to do.

            Cheers Lane,

            Mike
            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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            • #7
              Im not sure you should even let me and Lane be in the same chat with the mischief we get up too :D
              No matter how hard it will get
              We will pull always through
              ​Because I'll never forget
              ​It's the human thing to do

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