I’ll also make sure I consider what I say and how it may impact others.
Chat is a diverse place – We’ve all had different experiences and sometimes we might disagree on something, but that’s OK.
It’s okay to respectfully tell people what you struggle with (e.g.
“I struggle with binge-eating”), but please avoid sharing specifics about your weight, calorie counts or details of any behaviours (such as what or how much you've been eating or drinking).
You may need to be patient and to choose a quieter moment to ask the group for some help.
Eating issues - We promote healthy eating here but not obsessive dieting.
It’s important to remember that chat can't offer crisis support or professional medical advice and we have a few limitations around particular issues that we’d ask you to keep in mind: Sex – Chat’s not a place to hook up or brag about your sexual encounters.
Asking about bedroom antics, STIs or contraception is all okay.
Whether you're looking for help with a problem or just somewhere to hang out and talk to other young people, The Mix chat room is a safe and welcoming place to meet others, have a chat, and get support if you need it.
Chat is a friendly place – I will be welcoming, respectful and ready to listen.
However, please avoid any graphic detail or description of methods (such as where or how you've harmed yourself).