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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 don’t 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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anorexia Recovery when people ask how they can help

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  • anorexia Recovery when people ask how they can help

    im currently in recovery for anorexia nervosa but i currently in the middle of a relapse , due to past experiences i don't have counseling but i do have a care manager .
    They always ask me what they can do to help but i have no idea what they can do to help ? I just don't know what to do

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    What do you think would help you most?

    Or, are there any things they could stop doing? If so, you could turn it around in to a positive thing that stopping doing would be instead?
    I am Kate in chat


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      Hi Ruthch! Welcome to TheMix. I've moved this thread to the Health and Wellbeing area as I think more users will see it there and hopefully give you some support.

      In the meantime, we have an article on Anorexia here which has a small section on getting help, plus there is a true user story about How I overcame anorexia which I hope might give you some confidence to overcome this.

      Do keep talking to us as much as you need.


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        plugitin ive thought about it and i think if they could help me change the way i think about htings e.g. food , calories and body image that would help me . i just hate meetings as it which makes it hard for me to speak up


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          What kind of meetings are they? Perhaps you could meet before to talk about what the meeting is about and maybe ask whoever is going with you if they can make points on your behalf if you don't feel able to yourself?

          Have you been getting any therapy at all?
          I am Kate in chat


          • #6
            it was a meeting with my dad . care manager and therapsit just to see how we were sll doing and that , i wasnt ale to talk before the meeting but that was ok .
            no i get no therapy at all


            • #7
              Hey Ruthch,

              Firstly I want to say that you've been incredibly brave with posting here. I'm sorry to hear you're struggling at the moment though.

              You mention that you have been in recovery, but have relapsed. What kinds of things were you doing before, or support were you getting to help you recover?

              I wonder if you've had a chance to take a look at the links that Cat posted How would you feel about reaching out to somewhere like B-eat? You may find something here which could help, especially if you're quite nervous about talking in person.

              Keep posting if it helps
              - ‘One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day’


              • #8
                i was inpateint for 3 months when i got out and before i relapsed the got zero help i only saw my care manager for an hour every 2 to 3 weeks and thats was all x


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