You may remember last year we asked you guys what you thought around how we should include people under 16 in the community. We spent a long time looking at all your responses which we found really helpful. One of the things that came out really clearly was that most of you felt that is would be good to have different spaces for older members and younger members.
So were really excited to announce that from this Saturday well be running fortnightly support chats for all of you aged between 11 and 16
These sessions will run from 6pm to 7.30pm and like support chat will be a place where you can talk about anything on your mind, but the structure of the chats will be a little bit different from the support chats.
These chats will be more moderator led and moderators will ask questions to the room and everyone to answer. The moderator will ask if anyone in the room would like to ask a question and then if you do let will let each person take it in turns to ask their question. This is similar to the way Support Circle and Expert chats usually work. Jane will be modding this chat.
Please have a look at our chat guidelines for more info on what you can or cant talk about http://www.themix.org.uk/about-us/chat-guidelines
Well also be running Support Circles for 11 to 16 year olds once a month which will work the same way as the usual Support Circles that we run. If youre not sure what support circle is its a chat where everyone takes it in turns to get support and give support to others.
Were looking for people who would like to become listeners in these chats. Well contact those whove already registered interest and if you havent already registered interest then please do send us a PM if youd like to get involved.
If youre under 16 and youd like to come along you can join the chat from this page on Saturday from 6pm. http://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/group-chat