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Would you like to be part of our Counselling Committee?

TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
edited July 2018 in We Need You
Hey everyone, 

Would you like to be part of our Counselling Committee? 

Here at The Mix we want young people to have a place at the table. We believe that your voices are critical in shaping our services by bringing new and important perspectives.

Here's a bit more information about the role:

In this role, you will be part of a steering group to help shape the digital counselling for young people at The Mix. You will also be a part of a group that creates a nationwide counselling service which is designed by young people. This will be a fully integrated youth-led counselling service that is accessible to those young people in most need, and that cannot access existing statutory services. 


Main tasks: 

  • Attend two, one day meetings in London per year.   These will be held on a Saturday in October 2018 and April 2019.  
  • Attend regular digital meetings as determined by the group 
  • Participate in group work in between the digital meetings as set by the flow of the project 
  • Work collaboratively with a team of other young people and with key staff at The Mix 

If you're interested in being part of the committee, head over to our website to apply and find out more info. 

- Aife
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  • LaineLaine Deactivated Posts: 2,762 Boards Guru
    Hey aife would love to!  But would find getting to London hard as its a bit costly :/

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

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  • TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
    edited August 2018
    Hey @Laine that's great to hear you're interested. The Mix are looking for young people all over the UK  so travel expenses to those London meetings will be covered. The majority of the meetings will be digital so anyone who lives in the UK can apply. 

    Let me know if you have any other questions! The deadline for applications is Monday :) 

    - Aife
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  • LaineLaine Deactivated Posts: 2,762 Boards Guru
    Oh wow okay I'll definitely apply then thanks!  :)

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
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  • TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
    Hey @Meggles and @Aidan

    You're still more than welcome to apply! Every opinion is important no matter how little experience you have with online counselling. It's also okay if you can't make every meeting that's organised, there will be lots of opportunities for you to take part in with this role :) 

    - Aife
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  • LaineLaine Deactivated Posts: 2,762 Boards Guru
    I can't wait to hear back eeek I'm like a big child 😂😂

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
  • MaisyMaisy Moderator Posts: 627 Incredible Poster
    If I didn't live so far away and wasn't turning 26 in December, I would :p 
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  • TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
    Hey @Maisy

    There are some opportunities where we accept people over the age of 25. Do keep a look out on our volunteering page for future opportunities. We'll be adding some more opportunities soon! :) 

    - Aife
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  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,493 Skive's The Limit
    edited August 2018
    I would love to do something like this - if it didnt say phone, as think means phone calls. But too late to apply anyway. But would be totally interested in helping out in some way like face to face dicusion something. But everytime ive seen them they have been on weekends:/
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
  • TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
    Hey @Shaunie

    I've just checked with our volunteering team and there's still time to apply. The digital meetings will be done over Google hangouts so there will be some phone/video calls but they've said they can accommodate to whatever feels most comfortable for you. Let me know if you have any other questions :) 

    - Aife

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  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,493 Skive's The Limit
    Aw then I would of but unlikely work would let me have any hoilday booked 😒 as work on Saturdays. But thank you!
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
  • TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
    Best of luck with your application @Aidan - great to hear you're applying for it!

    - Aife

    We're @Aife, @Ella, @Gemma, and @JustV - the staff team here at The Mix.

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  • TheMixTheMix Posts: 3,040 Boards Guru
    Hey @Aidan

    External applications have closed on the website but you can still apply using this link. :) 

    Good luck!

    - Aife
    We're @Aife, @Ella, @Gemma, and @JustV - the staff team here at The Mix.

    Our DMs are monitored Monday - Friday (10am - 5pm) with limited cover on weekends. We have a great team of moderators looking after the community outside of those hours to check in on any reported posts.

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