GENERAL GROUP AGREEMENT

  • Meetings start at stated time, although Members are welcome at any time. Please try to slip in quietly without distracting the group – consider those who may be talking.

  • Now that we are running Gender specific Groups, please wait for any opposite Gender Groups to finish before you enter the Meeting Room.

  • Mobile phones must be switched off or set to silent.

  • There is no pressure to participate, speak or contribute in any way, and attendance is optional.

  • Over 18’s only, please don’t bring your children to group meetings.

  • We have a legal obligation to report the possibility of harm to a Member, or others, to the appropriate Authorities.

  • Agree to support each other, both in Group, and when in private. Friendships are encouraged.

  • PRIVACY – everything that is said in the Meeting Room stays in the Meeting Room.

  • Prejudice of any sort will not be tolerated in Group, if you are racist, sexist, homophobic or not accepting of other people’s beliefs, please keep your views to yourself.

  • Always take personal responsibility and care when sharing experiences, if you are feeling uncomfortable or upset, feel free to raise it in Group, take a breather or speak to a Facilitator on a one-to-one basis.

  • No cross-talking – always show respect and consideration to the person talking or making a presentation.

  • We always agree to disagree over contentious matters – respect to other members at all times.

  • Always be mindful of the feelings and moods of others – No swearing where possible.

  • We avoid giving advice, let’s share experiences.

  • Always treat MOVING FORWARD members, in fact everyone, with kindness and fairness.

  • It is perfectly acceptable to ask for help – after all, that is what we are here for.

  • Promote MOVING FORWARD where possible.

  • No attendance when intoxicated, prescribed medication is perfectly acceptable.

  • Tell us of any complaints / problems – if we don’t know we can’t do anything – Feedback always appreciated Good and Bad. Please use Comments Box provided.

  • No discussing criminal activities.

  • Be mindful of time when talking.

  • Voluntary contributions are greatly appreciated.

  • Tidy up after ourselves – Keep clean, report spillages