GENERAL GROUP AGREEMENT

• Confidentiality –  Everything that is said in the Meeting Room stays in the Meeting Room. However we do have a responsibility to report the possibility of you harming yourself or others.

  • Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated, if you are not accepting of other people’s beliefs please keep your views to yourself.

  • We always agree to disagree over contentious matters, showing respect to others at all times and we always treat others with kindness and fairness.

  • We should always be mindful of the feelings and moods of others and we avoid swearing whenever possible.

  • Attendance is completely optional and there is no pressure to participate, speak or contribute in any way.

  • We should 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.

  • Meetings are strictly for over 18’s only; these groups are not suitable for minors.

  • Please avoid cross-talking and always show respect and consideration to the person talking or making a presentation.

  • Please be mindful of time when talking.

  • We should always avoid giving advice; instead we share our own experiences.

  • We endeavour to support each other, both in Group, and when in private and the making of new friendships is encouraged;

  • Moving Forward does not encourage the lending and or borrowing of money etc. Should this happen Moving Forward accept no responsibility and would not be able to mediate in this matter.

  • It is perfectly acceptable for you to ask us for help, after all that’s why we’re here.

  • Please do not attend when intoxicated, however prescribed medication is perfectly acceptable.

  • There must be No planning of any criminal activities.

  • The meetings start at the stated time, however if you are running late, please enter quietly without distracting the group and show consideration to those who may be talking.

  • Please respect our Gender specific Groups and wait for any opposite Gender Groups to finish before entering the Meeting Room.

  • Please switch phones off or set them to silent. If you must take a call please take it outside.

  • Please tell us of any complaints / problems – if we don’t know we can’t do anything about it. Your feedback is always appreciated be it good or bad. Please use Comments Box provided.

  • Housekeeping; we agree to tidy up after ourselves. Please leave things as you find them and report any spillages / breakages.

  • If there is anything else that you need to feel comfortable and safe, please let us know and we can add it to the Group Agreement.

  • Voluntary contributions are greatly appreciated and there are collection boxes available.

  • Lastly, please promote MOVING FORWARD whenever and wherever possible.