This is our Main Group’s Comfort Agreement

  • Confidentiality: personal information expressed at group meetings must not be repeated outside of meetings
  • Keep to time: meetings start at 7pm, coffee break around 8pm and finish by 8.55pm so that we can clear the room for a 9pm exit
  • Please switch off mobile devices or put them on silent
  • Everyone has the right to talk and be listened to without judgement, but there is no pressure to speak
  • Speakers come along in their own time out of good-will so let’s strive to keep comments and questions relevant and any criticism constructive
  • Respect diversity of opinions and be mindful that we may all be at different stages of wellness
  • Calm, respectful, non-aggressive space for expression; no swearing please
  • It’s fine to take time out but please let us know that you’re ok
  • We have Welcome Buddies but we all strive to make new members feel welcome
  • Explain any jargon you use, eg. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)