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Forum events: what's coming up?

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Here's the place to keep up to date with what's happening here in the forums.

 

Every Monday Night we have our Getting Real sessions. These are peer facilitated discussions, organised by our fabulous Peer Moderators. That means that they are run by other young people and it's a place to share experiences, ideas and opinions. There are no right or wrong answers in the Gettign Real sessions. Join us every Monday night at 8pm (AEST).

 

In the section called ReachOut.com Presents... you'll find our Infobus sessions. They are chat sessions where we invite a counsellor, youth worker, psychologist or other health professional to join us to talk about some of the tougher issues.It's the place to have an honest and open discussion with a group of other young people as well as a professional like a psychologist, counsellor, youth worker or another specialist worker. For example, in the past we have had clinical psychologists, sexual assault educator, and a Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trans/Intersex specialist youth service. And from time to time we also have special guests who could be anyone really!!

 

Do you have an idea for what you'd like in any of these events? Let us know on the Feedback & Suggestions board.

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January Getting Real: 8pm (AEDT)

 

Monday 7th: New Years Resolutions

Monday 14th: Money management

Monday 21st: Self-improvement

Monday 28th: Coming out

 

January Infobus: 9:30pm (AEDT)

 

Thursday 24th: Keeping it safe in summer (safe sex)

 

Hope to see you all there!

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February Getting Real

Every Monday night - 8pm AEDT

 

4th Feb: Back to school/uni

11th Feb: Valentines Day? I buy my own flowers and chocolate any day of the year!

18th Feb: Diverse Sexualities: some people are gay, get over it!

25th Feb: Avoiding addiction

 

Click here to check out past and present GR sessions

 

Infobus

Reaching out for the first time. We'll be joined by a youth service to talk about what might help or hinder you asking for help when things start to get too hard to handle on your own.

Join us on Feb 21st 9pm AEDT

(more details TBC)

 

This is where the magic will happen!

 

Community Challenge

Just because Valentine’s Day is on the 14th of February, Feb is often labelled the ‘month of LOVE’, so this Feb, let’s embrace the love!! Not just that romantic/cheesy love but stuff that we love too!

 

Join in the fun

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What's coming up in May?

 

Getting Real

6 I am great. Yes I am: finding our strengths!

13 It's a wild world: why do we always focus on the negative stuff in life?

20 Move past ignorance: is ignorance bliss?

27 TBA

Come on over and check out GR sessions past present and future!

 

Infobus

23rd: Addressing the Stigma of Self Injury. Self-injury/harm is when someone causes deliberate harm to their body as a way of coping with difficult emotions. We'll be joined by psychologist & researcher Sarah Swannell . Chat with her and the rest of the community to find out ways to help your friend or loved one who might be self harming or learn some coping strategies yourself if you engage in self harm.

 

Got a question you want to ask anonymously? We are all ears. Click the link below for info on how to submit your question.

Heaps more info here.

 

Community Challenge

All month: Double Dare You. We dare you to take the first tiny step towards something big.

 

Cool stuff to check out:

Friday Fives Mods and staff acknowledge some of the great stuff that was said here in the forums in the last week

An interview with... Meet N1ghtw1ng - one of the people who make this place great!

 

AND... whats the best thing about May?

 

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What's up in July?

 

It's that time of year again.

Every year we want you to tell us what you love and hate about ReachOut.com.

 

Getting Real

1 Say no - without feeling guilty! Assertiveness
8 Is spirituality part of your beleifs and values? Spirituality isn't just religion

15 Playing, fun and creativity: we don't have to grow up completely!

22 Relaxation &stress management

29 TBA...

Come on over and check out GR sessions past present and future!

 

Infobus

Thursday 25th July 9pm-10:30 AEST / 7pm-8:30pm

The InfoBus session is a monthly session on the ReachOut.com online discussion forums. It is co-facilitated by a mental health professional (or other featured guest), the RO community manager (that's me!) and a Mod!

 

It offers you a unique opportunity to participate in an anonymous, informal discussion with a mental health professional and provides a safe space within the online forums to delve a little deeper into personal issues.

 

More info on this month's topic coming soon...

 

Community Challenge

All month:Random Acts of Kindness... Kindness is contagious! So pass it on! Coming on July 1st in here...

 

Cool stuff to check out:

Introduce yourself HERE!

Then tell us 5 random things about you....

 

Did something crap happen today? Challenge yourself by turning the negative into a positive

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What's coming up in September/October

 

Right now: Community Challenge!

This weekend sees the final days of our Community Challenge - 50 things! We're getting everyone to contribte their fav tip for de-streesing
Community challenges go for 7 days, once a month. We've got a couple of days to get the final 26 tips in!

Contribute to our list of 50 best tips to beat stress!
Get into it!

 

Thursday 26th Sept 2013: INFOBUS (9pm AEST)

Special Guest Hayley from the Respect, Protect, Connect program in Victoria joins us for a chat on relationships and how to ensure yours is respectful and healthy. Is jealousy OK or a warning sign of something else?

Join us here on the 26th

 

Every Monday throughout 2013: GETTING REAL (8pm)

Our very own mods are running these chat every Monday about the stuff that affects all of us. Topics coming up include:
Is there life beyond HSC/ATAR?
What do you make of the transgender homecoming queen in the USA and the internet backlash against her?
Should governments who ignore climate change be charged with criminal negligence?

Join us here every Monday

THIS WEEK: Why should we care about current affairs? We're going to take current goings on in the media that relate to young people and chat about them. I'm really looking forward to this one! foin ty

 

Thursday 24th October 2013: INFOBUS (9pm AEST)

Special Guests, the National Child & Youth Legal Centre will be chatting about your rights! Ever wanted to know how old you have to be to make decisions about your own health care, get your own medicare card, get contraception etc? And will your doctor tell your parents about your appointment? What about who you can have sex with or alcohol or tattoos or your education? What are your rights??? We'll be joined by a solicitor and you can ask everything you've ever wanted to know about your rights!

Look out for the thread soon here

 

Right now: An interview with delicatedreamer...

Each month we interview one of our awesome forum members! It's a great way to get to know the people who make this place the rad space that it is! New interview up now with long term user, delicatedreamer...
http://forums.au.reachout.com/t5/HangOut-with-ReachOut/An-interview-with-delicatedreamer/m-p/51497#U...

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What's coming up in 2014??

 

January

Getting Real

6th - Kicking the guilt habit of being "healthy"

13th Have a fun & safe time at festivals this summer

20th Protecty sexy times

27th No session - public holiday

 

Infobus

30th - Depression and prolonged sadness

 

Febuary

Getting Real

3rd Back to school: give your advice

10th Relationships

17th Don't know what to do with my life

24th Moving out of home!

 

March

Getting Real

3rd Going to uni

10th Travelling overseas

17th Cultural diversity

24th Marriage equality 

 

Infobus 

27th Healthier drinking - with Hello Sunday Morning

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