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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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World Mental Health Day - what's your advice?

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  • World Mental Health Day - what's your advice?

    Hey everyone,

    As part of World Mental Health Day next week, The Mix are hoping to create some graphics for social media which include pieces of support and advice. We'd love to use some of your advice and support. Here's what you need to do:

    In up to 15 words, what support, advice, or top tip would you give to a young person who's looking to build their mental strength and resilience in the workplace?

    - 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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    Donít wait for someone to fix you.
    Youíre not broken.
    You are all you need.
    Tough times never last, but tough people do


    • #3
      15 words in a tricky one. However, I want to share one of my favourite quotes, that tells me why I need to keep going with my recovery journey. One you've probaberbly heard me say in chat, and so forth.

      "My worst days in recovery, and still better than my best days in relapse" - But Relapse doesn't erase you're success.

      In a nutshell, through recovery were going to battle with our mental illness, we will have relapses, because what was a norm for us at one point, now is being changed. For example, going three days without self harm is incrediable. Because you have done three days without self harm, and after three days, you might relapse, that relapse doesn't erase the three days you've already accomplished.

      We live in a society were we continually put ourselves down because of our mental illness, feel guilty about it, and so forth, but we shouldn't. Hence the reason why Mental health awareness days are so bloomin important, it's time to talk.

      [RIGHT][COLOR=#800080][SIZE=10px][FONT=comic sans ms]You are not your illness, and have an individual story to tell. You have a NAME, you have HISTORY a PERSONALITY. Staying yourself is part of the battle. -[I] Julian Selfte[/I] [/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR][/RIGHT]


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        Hi everyone!

        ​I hope this applies to mental strength and resilience in the workplace, especially because there is so much social expectation, pressure and comparison.

        ​My 15 words are inspired by the Body Worlds museum in Amsterdam that I visited last New Year.
        ​We were travelling around Europe on our own journey trying to figure out life and the exhibition that was on was about happiness.

        ​There was art and installations everywhere but these two thoughts stuck out for me:

        Don't compare your insides with other people's outsides, you're on your own path to happiness.

        ​I'm sending lots of positivity to you all tonight!



        • #5
          My favourite tip is that- your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. I know from experience that self-care can be undervalued, especially in the workplace, but itís probably the most important place to look after yourself as commonly, no one else will!
          Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend


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            For the workplace, my tip would be know your limits! Work often pushes us, but it's okay to take a step back if needed.

            ' we can't all run a marathon and expect to finish at the same time'
            'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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              Looking at the fuller picture will only overwhelm you, break it into chunks. Celebrate little victories.
              Last edited by Jacob101; 05-10-2017, 12:42 PM.
              Just someone changing to who they really are. Jessica, now Jacob, been a big step but im sure it will be an exciting journey.


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                Oh thats hard. Dunno. Cant think of many words but
                Something like to not underestimate yourself.
                "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown


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                  Hey everyone! Thanks so much for sharing your advice, you've all given some really helpful and thoughtful tips. Keep an eye out on The Mix's social media channels next week to see the graphics they'll be creating.

                  - Aife


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