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03-12-2021 12:42 PM
November 2021 Community Wrap 🎉
A big hello to the wonderful SANE Community!
We’re excited to farewell November with this monthly wrap, and to look back on all the happenings in the forums.
#️⃣Our trending topics for November were:
- What is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)? (Blog)
- Daily Check In Space (Carers Forum)
- Caring for Someone Living with Dementia (Carers Forum)
- My Special Space (Lived Experience)
- Any diagnosed germaphobes of hoarders on the forum? (Lived Experience)
Alcoholism and Beyond (Lived Experience)
- The-Ice-Memery (Lived Experience)
🎉Celebrate a member:
@Jaxta our new member who has jumped into the community with a sense of openness and contribution in the carers forum
@Eve7 @ for all the support you’ve been providing others in the forum
@Shaz51 @ for your ongoing kindness and generosity you provide in connecting with and supporting other
@ShiningStar for your thoughtful and heartfelt contribution to the forums
@EssJay a new member who bravely shared their story of care giving in the carer forums
🗓SANE events in December:
As we count down to the end of the year, there’s a lot happening in the forums and opportunities to get involved. Whether Topic Tuesday’s or Live Peer Support Chats are your thing, or you prefer to get involved in discussions threads in the forum, check out our December events calendar below or visit What's happening on the forums in December 2021 🗓
🔦 Spotlight on:
We heard from the community that isolation and loneliness were experiences so many of us were having. We started a discussion about living with loneliness where members of our community could connect with each other and share their experiences of loneliness
SANE also led a deep dive into effective communication, exploring verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as active listening, assertive communication, emotion regulation and empathy – well worth the read!
SANE hosted two Topic Tuesday’s in November. We kicked things off with a discussion on the role of art and creativity in our lives, with special guest and peer support worker @periwinklepixie.
Next up, we discussed the strategies for changing our relationship with alcohol with special guests Hello Sunday Morning.
You can still view the discussions and hear from the community using the links above.
🎊 SANE news:
In December we’ll be leading a week long discussion in the Lived Experience forum on living with disability where we’ll be honouring and celebrating the vital and invaluable contributions people with disability make to our communities. International Day of People with Disability 2021: Week Long Discussion
We’ll also be celebrating:
- Human Rights Day
- International Migrant Day
- Christmas Day
- New Year's Eve
As well as running Topic Tuesday’s on coping with holidays and the end of the year (21 Dec) and Finding community: Feeling belonging and connection (7 Dec)
🌸 Quote of the month:
"It’s possible to be good to myself, even while on my own." @Hams
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Tagging all those who supported our last Community Wrap
03-12-2021 01:33 PM
Re: November 2021 Community Wrap 🎉
Aww thank you @Daisydreamer
Your feedback means a lot. I’m still here because of the kindhearted support I receive from forum members, moderators and peer support workers.
03-12-2021 01:37 PM