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Support Circles on Sundays

Hey everyone,

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 26 November. If you'd like to come along, (sign up by completing the form here )
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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

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

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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Live Chats, Regular Events & Competitions

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    Here on the boards we run live chats, a number of regular events and competitions (sometimes with prizes!) Here's what to look out for:

    Live Chats

    Live chats currently happen 5 days a week. The link to the chat room appears on this page when it's open. Every chat has a moderator or two just to make sure things go smoothly. All chats are announced in the Live Chat Announcements section.
    • Support Chat (SC)
      Support chat is a place to talk to others about anything happening in your life or on your mind. It's a moderated, judgement-free zone to get and give advice and share experiences. At the moment, Support Chat happens on:
      Sunday (8-9:30pm), Monday (8-9:30pm), Alternate Tuesdays (8-9:30pm), Wednesday (8-9:30pm), Thursday (8-9:30pm).
    • General Chat (GC)
      General Chat is a great place to get to know other Siters in a relaxed, chatty atmosphere. Talk often revolves around what people have been up to, the latest pop culture obsession, fun, games and general randomness! It happens on:
      Sunday (8-9:30pm), Monday (8-9:30pm), Wednesday (8-9:30pm), Thursday (8-9:30pm).
    • Men Only Chat (MoC) and Women Only Chat (WoC)
      Every fortnight, Tuesday Support Chat is replaced by these two more specialist chats. These chats offer a chance to get support in a gender-specific space. If you want to talk just to other men or other women, these are the chats for you.
      Alternate Tuesdays (8-9:30pm).
    • Expert Chat (EC)
      Around once or twice a month, we invite an expert into the chat room to answer you questions on specific topics. These last for an hour and are open to everyone. For an idea of the kinds of topics we talk about, take a look at our expert chat archive.
    • Workshops Every now and then, we run special workshops around particular issues. In the past, this has included sessions about expressing yourself, boosting self-esteem, managing anxiety and so on. These usually have limited spaces so you'll need to sign up to take part. Keep an eye on the Live Chat Announcements forum for news of the next one.
    Post of the Month

    At the end of every month, we vote for our favourite post from that month (provided we have enough nominations). The vote usually happens in the Anything Goes forum forum. The posts and threads that are voted on have all been nominated over the course of the month. To nominate a thread or a post for the vote, do the following:

    1. Click 'Nominate' on the post you want to nominate or any post in the thread you want to nominate:

    2. Type 'POTM' for Post of the Month. Then click 'send report or nomination'

    Simple as that

    So, if you see a post that makes you smile, think, laugh, cry, go 'aww' or is just generally amazing, nominate it and then get ready to vote it up at the end of the month! Note that we only run these if we receive enough nominations.


    Every Christmas, Easter and summer we run a live quiz in our chat room. There are generally 3 rounds, which vary from year to year, but tend to include general knowledge, entertainment and/or a The Mix round.

    We collect various goodies to give to the winners of each round and the overall winner. Previous prizes have included digital cameras, morph suits, DVDs, art prints, board games and a solar sunflower charger!

    Look out for promotions around Christmas, Easter and towards the end of August!

    Special Events

    Sometimes we run special events on the boards around a particular topic, such as music festivals, volunteering or being independent. These generally involve lots of discussions and competitions designed to get people talking about whatever the theme of the event is.

    Questions/suggestions/corrections? Get in touch!
    We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
    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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    'worshops' I'm guessing you mean Workshops
    You're a ghost at most
    A set of empty bones
    Searching for anything and everything to make you feel whole


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      Originally posted by Hiccup View Post
      'worshops' I'm guessing you mean Workshops
      Well spotted - 10 points to Gryffindor!
      Now corrected

      We're Aife & Mike: the staff team here at The Mix.
      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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        What is the timezone?


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