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You asked us for more positive news, this is what we have done...

Ed_Ed_ Posts: 705 Moderator
At The Mix, it is essential that we listen and work with young people to make sure that our organisation meets the needs of young people. We know that this is particularly important in the world we are in right now, and so some of you will have attended some workshop chats to help set the direction of the organisation throughout this pandemic. One of the strong themes that came out of these workshops was that we need to ensure that there is more positive stories being shared despite all the scary news about the virus.

Our content team heard what you were asking for and worked furiously to embed this in the content they have been creating for Mental Health Awareness Week, and yesterday we launched this video:

We would love to hear what you think about it, alongside the legendary things you have seen/done during lockdown. Make sure you add yours to our song writing challenge over here. 
"Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes


  • Millie2787Millie2787 🐶 💜 Posts: 4,229 Community Veteran
    What have you done to me Ed 🤣 This video actually made me cry a little 
    Sometimes all you need is one person to believe in you , for you to begin to believe in yourself.
  • Ed_Ed_ Posts: 705 Moderator
    Happy tears hopefully? Not going to lie, this is a visual representation of me watching this video yesterday:

    "Don't let them paint you gray. They're gonna see you're somebody, somewhere, someday. Don't ever let them take your playful heart away. Oh you're somebody nobody could replicate" ~ Roo Panes
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,868 Part of The Furniture
    Have to admit I cried too but happy tears. Such a sweet video! <3
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 11,918 An Original Mixlorian
    Absolutely loved this. I saw a tweet from a YouTube influencer going on about how people stopped being kind in lockdown etc etc and after seeing this, it just goes to show how kind and how close communities have become. 
    I did have a cry, yes. To put it bluntly, it's am extremely shit time at the moment and I think people need to look and reflect on the positives more, instead of all the negatives floating around

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • StephanieStephanie Posts: 891 Super Moderator
    edited May 2020
    This is so lovely :heart:
                                   "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light" 

    - Albus Dumbledore 

    "Like when I was down you just had that smile that made me feel like everything's worthwhile. Thinking of the day when you went away, what a life to take, what a bond to break, I'll be missing you"

  • Han93Han93 EnglandPosts: 309 The Mix Regular
    This gave me goosebumps - thank you so much @Ed_ I needed that!

    I would also recommend following @thehappynewspaper on Instagram (and you can subscribe to their quarterly newspaper too) it's really heartwarming and has been getting me through the past few months.
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 928 Part of The Mix Family
    I am in tears! this is simply wonderful. Thank you so much :heart:
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