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Topic: Looking for someone to talk to - a teen or in their 20s

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  1. Guest_201
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    16 February 2020

    Hi, I'm Tayla and I'm 20.

    I'm just looking for someone to chat with who's in their teens or 20s, as the post suggests.

    It's really hard for me because there's nowhere or any way for me to meet people where I live close to my age.

    I'd love if someone could reply just for someone to talk with and hopefully become Forum Friends somehow, if anyone is interested.

    Thanks,

    Tayla.

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  2. Motoko353
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    16 February 2020 in reply to Guest_201
    I'm 23, maybe we can help each other.
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  3. Guest_201
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    16 February 2020 in reply to Motoko353

    Hey Mokoto353, welcome to the forums.

    Thank you so much for replying, I really appreciate it and it means a lot.

    Sure I'd love that! I'll be 21 in November this year.

    I hope things are alright with you and you enjoy the forums. Hope to see you around too.

    Love and hugs,

    Tayla xx

  4. continuousventer
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    17 February 2020 in reply to Guest_201
    hello, I'm female and I'm 21, I would be interested in becoming forum friends

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  5. Guest_201
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    17 February 2020 in reply to continuousventer

    Hi there continuousventer, I like your username.

    Thank you so much, I'd love to be forum friends. I'll be 21 in November this year.

    Hope things are alright with you, same with you Mokoto353.

    Love and hugs to both of you, take care.

    Tayla

  6. continuousventer
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    22 February 2020 in reply to Guest_201
    Hello Tayla

    Sorry for my late reply. This is my first forum friendship I guess. Are you looking forward to turning 21?

    I made the nickname when I was going through a tough time. I hope things are alright with you too, and if they're not, it's okay that they're not okay, you don't have to be ashamed of things not being okay

    Much hugs and love to you too Tayla! <3>
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  7. Guest_201
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    2 March 2020 in reply to continuousventer

    Hey continuousventer.

    Apologies for my very late replies, I had a break from the forums so I'm just catching up now.

    Eh, I don't know about looking forward to turning 21 to be honest. Oh well, can't change my age I guess.

    I'm struggling at the moment but don't worry. How are you though?

    Much love and hugs back, take care. Hope to see you around, sorry for just replying now.

    Tayla x

  8. continuousventer
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    9 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201
    hey tayla

    it's alright, I just saw your reply hahah. It's alright I had the same feeling when I turned 21. For every birthday I have, I have a one year crisis of where I am going.

    I'm struggling too at the moment. Just feel alone.

    Take care!
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  9. Guest_201
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    12 March 2020 in reply to continuousventer

    Hi continuousventer. Sorry for just replying back now.

    I'm sorry to hear that, I hope you're alright now. I'm always here. Is there anything I can do? take care yourself and again I'm sorry for replying late, I haven't been on here much so I'm catching up.

    Tayla

  10. continuousventer
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    16 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201
    hello, hey don't be sorry, I know we live two very different lives and that we're busy people. I'm busy with uni, like assignments and pre-readings

    um I don't think there's anything u can do but I like ur how thoughtful
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  11. Tay100
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    16 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hi mb20lover,

    I'd love to chat if you'd like! Let's be forum friends! We talk so much already heheee

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  12. Guest_201
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    16 March 2020

    Hi everyone!

    continuousventer - no worries at all, and thanks for the kind words!

    Tay100 - sure, how are you?

    Tayla

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  13. Tay100
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    17 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hi mb20lover,

    I'm ok, a little sleepy but like a good sleepy because I was pretty productive. I mean, I actually got some pasta at Coles today, so yay! I've also been catching up with things on BB and trying to do some "live" volunteering, but everything is shutting down/cancelling. Thank goodness for e-volunteering! It's a shame like awesome events like The Garden and Flower show are not running, sighhh.

    What about yourself?

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  14. Guest_201
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    17 March 2020 in reply to Tay100

    Hi Tay, that's good to hear that you were productive and got some pasta, hopefully you can get other things you're looking for if you need them. It's crazy and over the top I think, ugh. I'm okay, I wish I could be more productive and have motivation but it's so hard for me, sigh.

    Can you please tell me more about the e-volunteering, like your Badge, the blueVoices thing, what it involves and so forth? Sounds interesting, I looked it up but didn't understand it because I'm stupid.

    Garden and Flower Shows are nice, I'd like to go to some one day. Take care. And I haven't done much, as usual really.

    Tayla

  15. Tay100
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    18 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hey mb20lover

    I knowww productivity and motivation can be such illusive things sometimes, huh? Sigh.

    The BlueVoices is a really good program: essentially, it ensures BB is built and is improved by by the people that use its services, generally those with a lived experience of mental health. Check out this link: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-involved/bluevoices.

    As for the rest of my e-volunteering, a lot of it involves Skyping/phone calling people who can't get out as much, need social support or are socially isolated. I also do a lot of work on different online mental forums too! When I was in high school and early undergrad I also did freelance writing which sometimes involved writing about mntal health too. E volunteering is about using technology in some way to give back to the community the same way you do "live" volunteering.

    Are you thinking of getting into e volunteering?

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  16. Guest_201
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    18 March 2020 in reply to Tay100

    That's great to hear, thanks for explaining it to me Tay. Is e-volunteering hard? I got an email from the mods explaining it to me and they said I can withdraw any time I want to if I join and I don't have to participate in everything and there's a special login page for Blue Voices Members too. is it fun, hard even?

    Awesome, what other stuff do you do on other forums? Good on you!

    Tayla

  17. Tay100
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    19 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hi mb20lover,

    I love BlueVoices, it's a great "behind the scenes/collaborative" space, and you only have to participate in the things you want too, everything is optional. I don't think e volunteering is any harder or easier than other types of volunteering-you can plan it around your schedule a little bit more but you still need to put in the hard work and dedication-it's fun though and the opportunities are so diverse though! Like, you aren't restricted by distance or skill set or anything usually!

    Keep the questions coming :)

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  18. Guest_201
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    19 March 2020 in reply to Tay100

    Hey Tay, thanks. What sort of stuff do you do on there, is it easy? Sorry for so many questions but thanks for answering them.

    Tayla

  19. Tay100
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    20 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Heyy mb20lover

    No worries at all, your curiosity is so good!

    My chance to work as a BV member has been a little limited, as I only joined recently and now this is virus stuff is happening so live events are being cancelled. So far I have only promoted BV at a festival I attended in January, actually. But I read the newsletter I get sent via email and hope to be able to do more work in the future when more stuff is actually available hehee.

    What makes you so interested in e volunteering?

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  20. Guest_201
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    20 March 2020 in reply to Tay100

    Hi Tay, interesting. Can you do stuff just online rather than going to events? I'm just curious about what Blue Voices do, and because I don't do much other than walking, colouring in, going out with my parents, have GP and Psychiatrist appointments and listening to music, and going on the forums.

    Take care, thanks for explaining it to me.

    Tayla

  21. Tay100
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    21 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hiyaa mb20lover

    Yes, you can just stay online if that's what you prefer! You can do the forums, share/broadcast your story on certain BB platforms when they advertise it. You can become an advocate/BB speaker (where you join a committee and give feedback/help BB staff create new projects, and there's another committee where you evaluate ongoing projects too). You can fill in surveys they advertise if you are the right fit for them. That's all I know of so far hehee.

    And yeah I relate to doing a few things, all I do is studyyyyyyyy! But hopefully not for to much longer!

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  22. Guest_201
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    22 March 2020 in reply to Tay100
    Interesting, thanks Tay. Maybe I'll look into it.
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  23. Tay100
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    23 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hi mb20lover

    Great to hear, keep us posted, I'd love to hear how you go :)

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  24. Guest_201
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    23 March 2020 in reply to Tay100

    Hey Tay, I joined the Blue Voices but I'm experiencing technical difficulties, won't work for me but all good. Is it working for you?

    How are you anyway?

    Tayla

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  25. Tay100
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    24 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hi mb20lover

    Hahaa I just posted something about you joining BV elsewhere as I just noticed!

    I'm not having technical difficulties- my login is working and I'm getting the newsletters etc. What technology difficulties are you having?

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  26. Guest_201
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    24 March 2020 in reply to Tay100

    Oh thanks for that Tay, that's sweet of you. I'll check out BV later.

    It's working fine now, thanks. I'm using a laptop and at night I use my iPad, but everything is working.

    Tayla

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  27. Tay100
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    26 March 2020 in reply to Guest_201

    Hi mb20lover,

    Huh, that's weird. I remember I had trouble logging in for the first time (my pesky VPN was getting in the way somehow haha), I emailed the support/admin email. They are so good- you should try. I believe you can reach them through the Contact Us page on the main BB site. Just specify your issue. Let me know how that goes!

  28. Guest_201
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    27 March 2020 in reply to Tay100
    All good, it's working. Thanks though
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