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Topic: Nominate a Valued Contributor here

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  1. Chris B
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    1758 posts
    18 January 2018

    Hi everyone,

    As a community that operates on the principle of 'give support to receive support', we have many members posting here who go above and beyond to reach out to others who are struggling. Some of these wonderful members have chosen to formally volunteer their time by becoming part of our community champion programme, but there are also many others posting daily and having a positive impact on the lives of our 100,000+ monthly visitors and members.

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    The 'Valued Contributor' badge is our small way of recognising those members to say thanks for their ongoing support of others, and we're inviting the community to contact the moderation team with nominations for members that you feel should be recognised and acknowledged for their efforts.

    We will announce a new Valued Contributor on the 1st of each month, to give us time to review nominees' posts over a period of time.

    With only one Valued Contributor nomination considered for each month, we realise that some members providing wonderful support might feel overlooked.  We would encourage you to use the Bouquet For Pearls thread to provide encouragement and thanks to members who you see providing great support for others.

    Prospective nominees may have been on our forums for some time, or may be relatively new.  They may have posted frequently, or only occasionally.  What's important is their impact on others and in the community.  We will review the posts of all nominees against our five community values:

    Supportive - We encourage our members to give and receive support, sharing their stories and experiences in times of distress and wellness.
    Respectful - We respect where members are on their recovery journey, and listen without judgment.
    Empowering - We empower our members to make decisions that support good mental health and wellbeing.
    Safe - We support our members to talk openly about difficult subjects in a safe manner.
    Friendly - We approach all our discussions with kindness, warmth and always assume the best intentions.

    We will also take into account consistent support for others, and an understanding/respect for our community rules.

    We look forward to receiving your nominations.

    Click here to open an email window to send a nomination

    UPDATED: 2 July 2018

    23 people found this helpful
  2. Chris B
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    2 February 2018

    Our valued contributor for February is PamelaR.

    Pamela took it upon herself to start a Sharing strategies to help with PTSD thread, and has been leading this discussion thoughtfully for the last few weeks. She has generously shared her own experiences and tips, while also providing support for others.

    Thanks Pamela!

    18 people found this helpful
  3. Chris B
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    1758 posts
    2 March 2018

    Our valued contributor for March is Peppermintbach.

    Pepper has been a member of the forums for a little over eight months, and has consistently reached out to provide support for new members, in addition to supporting our regulars. More recently, Pepper has also helped to grow our new Multicultural Experiences section with some very thoughtful posts and threads.

    Thank you Pepper!

    15 people found this helpful
  4. Chris B
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    1758 posts
    3 April 2018

    Our valued contributor for April is Summer Rose.

    Summer has consistently reached out to provide support for dozens of new members over the past month, and also created and led a thoughtful discussion on the role of women as carers for International Women's Day.

    Thank you Summer Rose!


    10 people found this helpful
  5. Chris B
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    1758 posts
    1 May 2018

    Our valued contributor for May is Chloe_M.

    Since joining the forums in March, Chloe has made over 500 posts, many of them in support of others who are struggling, while also working through struggles of her own. She has also consistently reached out to new members to make them feel heard and welcome.

    Thank you Chloe!

    7 people found this helpful
  6. Chris B
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    1758 posts
    1 June 2018
    Our valued contributor for June is Ggrand.

    Ggrand joined the forums a little over a year ago, and during her time here has started many thoughtful discussions about managing mental health and wellbeing, including Grounding yourself and PETS. She provides a lot of support to new members, and her mindful descriptions of daily activity have provided peace, comfort and joy to many.

    Thank you Grandy!
    15 people found this helpful
  7. Chris B
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    2 July 2018
    Our valued contributor for July is stormcloudz.

    Stormcloudz joined the forums in August, and has been recognised by a number of members in our long-running Bouquet thread for providing outstanding support across a wide number of threads, including some of the more challenging areas of the forums such as Suicidal Thoughts & Self Harm, and PTSD & Trauma.

    Thank you Stormcloudz!
    12 people found this helpful
  8. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    2 August 2018 in reply to Chris B

    Our valued contributor for August is Terry73.

    Terry73 joined the forums just under a month ago and has already achieved legendary 110 posts. Terry73 has been providing outstanding support to their forum peers and has taken to the community like a fish to water!

    Thank you Terry!

    9 people found this helpful
  9. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    6 September 2018 in reply to Chris B
    Our Valued Contributor for September is Birdy77. 

    Birdy77 is incredibly caring and provides genuine and heartfelt support consistently and is a truly empowering voice for their forum peers. 

    Thanks for your kindness Birdy77, it's a pleasure to have you as part of the forum community!
    9 people found this helpful
  10. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    2 October 2018 in reply to Sophie_M
    Please join me in Congratulating this months Valued Contributor - therising. 

    therising has been absolutely outstanding in their contribution to the community over the past months and we are so appreciative of the level of support and advice they are able to give to their peers here on the forum. 

    Thanks for making a difference here at Beyond Blue therising!
    9 people found this helpful
  11. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    7 November 2018 in reply to Sophie_M
    Our Valued Contributor this month is esti67. 

    esti67 joined the community in August of this year and has continued to provide heartfelt support to many of you whilst facing her own battles. 

    She is a dedicated and incredibly valued member of the beyondblue community and we are very fortunate to have her here. 

    Thank you for all the wonderful support esti67.
    5 people found this helpful
  12. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    4 January 2019 in reply to Chris B
    Hi everyone,

    Sorry we missed awarding a Valued Contributor for December, so we have two new members to recognise in this first month of 2019.

    Star Jasmine: Star Jasmine joined our forums in October last year, after browsing the pages and seeing a member in need that she wanted to support.  Since then, she has been providing support to members all over the forums, with practical advice, gentle encouragement and a listening ear for when things are tough.  Thanks so much, Star Jasmine!

    JessF: JessF has been a member of the forums for a few years now, and has quietly been providing valuable support and insight to members in need for all of that time.  Members have described her posts as practical, pragmatic, sensible and well considered.  Thank you for your input Jess. 
    8 people found this helpful
  13. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    4 February 2019 in reply to Sophie_M
    A big congratulations to Jackson85 for receieving this months Valued Contrbutor Award. 

    Although a newbie to the forum community, Jackson has managed to provide some outstanding support to many of you across the community and has displayed the utmost care and dedication to his peers. 

    Congratulations again Jackson85 - it is wonderful to have you join our community!
    6 people found this helpful
  14. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    4 February 2020

    Our Valued Contributor for the month of January is Katyonthehamsterwheel.

    Katyonthehamsterwheel has been a welcoming voice in the community, ensuring new members feel heard and receive a warm ‘hello’. Katy can also be seen to regularly check-in on members to offer her continued support and positivity, while also being open about her own lived experience with mental health issues and what has helped her in staying well.

    Thank you Katyonthehamsterwheel!

    4 people found this helpful
  15. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    2 March 2020 in reply to Sophie_M

    Our Valued Contributor for the month of February is Juliet_84!

    Juliet_84 has been on the forums for a number of years and while being open and vulnerable about her own mental health journey, Juliet has consistently demonstrated our community values. While being friendly and supportive towards other members on the forums Juliet has shown to listen without judgement and reflect people’s experiences in a way that acknowledges the feelings and opinions of others.

    Thank you Juliet_84!

    4 people found this helpful
  16. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    1 April 2020 in reply to Sophie_M

    Our Valued Contributor for the month of March is Sleepy21!

    Sleepy21 is friendly voice on the forums and welcomes members with empathy while reflecting on another’s journey. Thank you Sleepy21 for making others feel accepted and comfortable with talking through what’s on their mind, along with ways to stay well!

    Thank you Sleepy21!

    6 people found this helpful
  17. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    6 May 2020

    Our Valued Contributor for the month of April is Deckt!

    Since joining the forums in January, Deckt has been very generous in sharing his own experiences to support others across the forums and takes the time to ensure others feel heard and understood.

    Thank you Deckt for embodying the spirit of the forums community by giving support to receive support.

    3 people found this helpful
  18. Sophie_M
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    2232 posts
    2 June 2020 in reply to Sophie_M

    Our Valued Contributor for the month of May is ecomama!

    Ecomama has recently joined the forums and continues to demonstrate enthusiasm as well as a genuine concern for others while supporting members of our community – not to mention often adding in some humour to brighten someones day :)

    Thank you ecomama!

    1 person found this helpful

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