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  • Announcing The Mix

    Hey everyone

    Those of you who follow TheSite or YouthNet (the charity that runs TheSite) on social media will know that today we've made a huge announcement..

    We're planning to join forces with Get Connected!





    Wait, what?!
    Yep, it's big news! Our plan is to merge the two charities to create a new, super organisation. We believe that by teaming up, we can offer you guys the chance to get more and better support.

    For example, Get Connected run a phoneline and offer 1-2-1 support. Together, we'll be able to add that to your options, meaning you can come to us for info on TheSite, the boards, chat and 1-2-1 support. That's pretty exciting we think


    Who are Get Connected?
    Get Connected are an amazing charity for under 25s who aim to hook people up with the right kind of support, whatever their situation. They do this with their site, where they have an online list of organisations, a phoneline, email service and webchat.

    So you could ring them up to talk about pretty much anything, have a chat with someone, who will listen and help you find the best place to get the info, advice or support you're looking for.


    So.. why?
    There are a few reasons we think this is a great idea..

    First of all, it'll mean we can offer support to more people. As one charity, we'll simply be able to do more! There'll be more of us, so we might be able to things like run more chats (that's just an example - we haven't quite decided how it'll all work yet!)

    We'll also be able to give everyone more choice when it comes to the kind of support you'd like (e.g. articles, videos, the boards, various types of chat, 1-2-1 phone support etc.)

    Finally, it should also make it easier to bring in the money we need to keep everything going.


    How will this affect TheSite, chat and the boards?
    The plan is to keep doing everything we currently do and at some point start adding extra things, like a phoneline.

    This means that all the info on TheSite, the boards and live chat will keep working as usual.

    As we'll be a new charity, we'll also have a new brand. We're not sure what that might look like yet, but it could mean getting a new logo, a fresh look and maybe even a new name!


    When is this all happening?
    Pretty soon if everything goes to plan. We hope to get all the organisational stuff ready by Christmas (things like moving office, sorting out staff teams). Then we'd like to start rolling out new services and our new look in the spring.

    It's all a bit up in the air at the moment while we work out how the best way to do things.


    Err, I still have questions..
    Great! Feel free to ask away below
    We'll do our best to answer them, but bear in mind that a lot of things are still undecided.



    UPDATES (check back here for the latest)
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    02/03/16 - We're launching a new name & logo on Monday (7th March)


    07/03/16 - Meet The Mix - our new name

    11/03/16 - The Staff account becomes The Mix (use this to send the mod team private messages)


    13/04/16 - Choosing a new background - Which is your favourite?

    21/04/16 - New background chosen (thanks for your help!)
    We're James, 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.

  • #2
    BUT does this mean you'll still be based in london? because i still intend on bringing everyone doughnuts :P x
    Keep strong and remember who you are!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by louisa982 View Post
      BUT does this mean you'll still be based in london? because i still intend on bringing everyone doughnuts :P x

      Get connected are also based in london...Just in a different area
      [CENTER][COLOR="red"]Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.[/COLOR][/CENTER]

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Redhead View Post
        Get connected are also based in london...Just in a different area


        That's right, we'll still be based in London
        Critics build nothing.

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        • #5
          Wow great news! Sounds amazing

          Go YouthNet
          - ‘One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day’

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          • #6
            Woah, that's huge news! Kinda scary too though
            With time and support you can start to see out of that dark hole and even feel hopeful - Jo7

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            • #7
              Originally posted by butterfly123 View Post
              Woah, that's huge news! Kinda scary too though
              I agree. Big change but cool news.
              Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow

              Think ability, not disability

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              • #8
                Originally posted by butterfly123 View Post
                Woah, that's huge news! Kinda scary too though
                Originally posted by *BananaMonkey* View Post
                I agree. Big change but cool news.
                I can totally understand that it might seem scary - big change often is!

                If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to get them down here
                We want to be as open about this as we can
                Critics build nothing.

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                • #9
                  I don't know how I feel about this but cool.

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                  • #10
                    Whats the age gtoup for this site? I thought it was all age groups but notice this said 25 and under

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Brandy View Post
                      Whats the age gtoup for this site? I thought it was all age groups but notice this said 25 and under

                      The age group is 16-25, we do have users under the age suggestion and also over it, it's mainly because our advice is aimed more at people within those ages and the sites we signpost too specify to those age groups most of the time too
                      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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                      • #12
                        Hey everyone!

                        Just a quick update..

                        Over Christmas, YouthNet and Get Connected officially merged! This means we are now the same organisation.

                        You've probably noticed that nothing really seems to have changed on TheSite. But over the next few months, there will be new things - for example, we'll be getting a new name! We'll do our best to keep you in the loop with any changes as and when they happen.

                        And of course, If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask away
                        Critics build nothing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by James View Post
                          Hey everyone!

                          Just a quick update..

                          Over Christmas, YouthNet and Get Connected officially merged! This means we are now the same organisation.

                          You've probably noticed that nothing really seems to have changed on TheSite. But over the next few months, there will be new things - for example, we'll be getting a new name! We'll do our best to keep you in the loop with any changes as and when they happen.

                          And of course, If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask away

                          So will it become one website? With their online chat on here as well?

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                          • #14
                            Hey Enchanted,

                            Honestly, we're not sure yet

                            For the moment, TheSite will stay more or less as it is and so will Get Connected's site.
                            The next big step for us is coming up with a new name, logo etc. We're also learning a lot about how each other work. Until we understand each other really well, we probably won't be making any massive changes to TheSite.

                            Hope that answers your question!
                            Critics build nothing.

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                            • #15
                              Hey everyone,

                              Another update for you!
                              As I mentioned, now that we've merged, we'll be getting a whole new brand. We've been working hard on our new identity and can now announce that...

                              We'll be launching our new name and logo on Monday!

                              This means that from Monday afternoon/evening, TheSite will no longer be called TheSite. YouthNet will no longer be called YouthNet. And Get Connected will no longer be called Get Connected. Instead we'll all have the same name ('fraid you'll have to wait till then to find out what it is )

                              Of course, even though our name will be different, it'll work in exactly the same way. The info, the boards, chat - those aren't going anywhere. For now, they'll even look the same

                              As always, feel free to post any questions below

                              James
                              We're James, 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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