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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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Share your self-care tips

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    Hi everyone,

    With mental health awareness day yesterday, I have come together to share what self-care and coping techniques I have found helpful. Hopefully this can give people new ideas of things to try to be able to help them. Please share things which you find help you below.

    ​One of the main things which helps me cope when I am struggling or having a bad day is to get outside and do something, this could just be going for a walk by myself or doing some form of exercise. This then gives me time to think through things and also helps me not feel as trapped, I find that the fresh air especially this time of year when it is cold also just helps you feel more relaxed.

    ​Finding something good to watch on TV giving yourself some time for you to watch something you want to watch, maybe catch up on that TV series you have be meaning to do for ages or find a fascinating documentary whatever takes your pick.

    ​With the captivation which social media has on our lives maybe itís time to clear out our social media and get rid of all the negativity, this can just be muting things you don't have to delete them. Maybe unplug from the social media for a day, this changes everything and actual when itís gone you realise you don't actual miss it that much.

    ​Look after yourselves

    Last edited by Charlotte; 11-10-2017, 02:50 PM.

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    Hey Charlotte

    I love your tip on unplugging from social media! Sometimes social media causes more bad than good, I will definitely be shutting off my phone next time I'm feeling overwhelmed! Thanks for that


    • #3
      Slow down would be a good one for me! I'm always rushing around, and i could do with a cosy night wrapped up and watching some tv.. might actually give it a go tonight!
      'My worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.' - Kate Le Page


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        I go out for a walk, even if it's just around the block... It's amazing how some fresh air & time alone gets you thinking about things! Fresh air = fresh perspectives
        Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend


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