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Chris_B
Blue Voices Member
Blue Voices Member

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

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Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of August is Aphador!

Aphador has been nominated for their continued support across the forums, often providing a fresh and positive perspective when it comes to sharing support options and strategies to stay well. Thank you for being open about your own mental health journey while supporting others!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of September is ‘Tranzcrybe’!

Tranzcrybe has been nominated for their comforting, supportive, and thoughtful posts across the community!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of October is 'sunnyl20'!

sunnyl20 has been nominated for always ensuring they enter a conversation on the forums with empathy and often responds in a way that is friendly, respectful and in a way that demonstrates a genuine concern for another’s wellbeing. Thank you for all your contributions sunnyl20!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of November is Not_Batman!

Not_Batman has been nominated for often supporting new members with navigating the forums and making others feel connected, valued and listened to. Thank you for your continued support Not_Batman!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of December is monkey_magic!

monkey_magic has been nominated for often checking in on other members across the forums, sparking new conversations, and empowering others to share their own journey! Thank you monkey_magic!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of January is Paw Prints!

Paw Prints has been nominated for her caring nature on the forums while supporting others, sharing her own struggles and lived experience, and for providing practical as well as helpful suggestions within the community. Thank you Paw Prints!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of February is Elizabeth CP!

Elizabeth CP has been nominated for often engaging in very insightful discussions as well as initiating relevant, supportive and practical threads across the forums about how to manage various mental heath challenges and or issues. Thank you for all your contributions Elizabeth CP!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of March is Matchy69!

Matchy69 has been nominated for always approaching others in a welcoming and nonjudgmental manner. Matchy69 is also known for regularly checking in on others on the forums, ensuring community members feel comfortable, safe, and valued.

Thank you Matchy69!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of April is S D!

S D has been nominated for approaching conversations with a great deal of empathy while reflecting on their own lived experience to support others, while often sharing helpful coping strategies/ways to stay well. Thank you for being a friendly member within the community S D!

Sophie_M
Moderator
Moderator

Our Valued Contributor for the month of May is Petal22!

Petal22 has been nominated for sharing their own stories of recovery and wellbeing to empower others in taking steps to support their own mental health. Thank you for being a supportive and kind voice within the community Petal22!