Essential support for under 25s



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

"Hi there,

Welcome to the boards. Hope you gind it more helpful.

Its hard to find support, sorry that no one will take you to see your gp/doctor i am not sure if this is the same for you but you are aload to book doctors appointments without your parents being there and you can attend them unacccompanied.

Depression and other illness can be quite scary especially when your quite young. Do have a look round the site there are lots of useful articles and information on here.

You are not alone.

Sunday to thursday we have support chats and general chats on at 8pm till 9:30pm if you would like to join them. They are a great way to get to know people and seak support at the same time. Heres the link to the page -

Hope to see you round

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  • How-to Create an Avatar

    What is an avatar?

    Avatars are images that you may choose in your profile. They are displayed next to your username on all posts that you make.

    Choosing an Avatar

    Before you add your Avatar to your profile, you need to choose or create a suitable image. This image can be a maximum of 200 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall. Once you have chosen an image and resized it, you're ready to go.

    How to add/edit your avatar

    1. Click on your username right at the top of the page, then click on 'My Profile'

    2. When you see your profile page, hover your mouse over your current avatar (the image above your username on the left). A blue 'Edit Avatar' button should appear. Click on it. You'll see three options:

    a) browse your computer and upload an avatar, or
    b) enter the URL of an avatar (if you've found an image on the internet), or
    c) choose the default avatar.

    3. Once you have done this, click on 'Continue' at the bottom - your Avatar should now be live on the boards, on every one of your posts.

    Can I use an animated GIF?

    Yes, but it can be tricky to get them to work. If you try and resize a GIF with VBulletin, it will remove the animation.

    You'll need to either save the image or copy the URL, then visit a special GIF editing website such as GifsGifs. Once you've cropped and/or resized it, save it and you should be able to use that version as your avatar.

    If the file size of your GIF is too big it still won't work, so make sure it's not something too complicated and flashy. Basic ones should work totally fine.

    Questions/suggestions/corrections? Get in touch!
    We're Aife & Mike: 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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