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Christmas Quiz Wed 7-8pm

On Wednesday 13th December from 7-8pm we'll be hosting a Christmas Quiz live in The Mix chat room with loads of great prizes

More info about the quiz and the prizes up for grabs here.

We're looking for people to write and host rounds. If you're interested, make sure to send us a PM or comment on the thread linked above.
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Post of The Month

Esme17 is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey. Hope you are doing okay?

I completely understand what you mean about feeling low mainly at night. like you said, It is probably because you have nothing else you need to be doing then and so have more time to think. Is there anything you could do that makes you feel slightly happier during this time (watch a film, read etc..)?

Do you know what is making you feel this way? I know you mentioned losing your nan which must have been really hard for you and Iím very sorry to hear that!

Iím not too sure what would be best for you to do in the situation but i would say it would be best to speak to someone like your gp because they could tell you for sure if it does need looking into more and even if it didnít, it would put your mind at rest a bit? I know how hard it can be seeing someone though so just make sure you do what feels right for you.

Remember you can also always come to the board to get support and to chats as well.

Let us know how things go? Iím sorry if this didnít help at all, I think I rambled a bit but I tried...

Esme x"
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Support Circles on Sundays

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 the 17th of December. If you'd like to come along, feel free to sign-up closer to the time (when we post the thread for it).
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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


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            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


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              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
              - ĎOne small positive thought in the morning can change your whole dayí


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                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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