Group overview and objectives
YourSpace is a Supportive Friendship Group we are not group therapy , please seek help from your GP if you are worried about your mental or physical health. The group is peer led, therefore the group leaders are not mental health professionals they all have lived experience of mental health.
The group was set up to assist relapse prevention and maintain wellbeing.
Although an allowance is made for individual symptoms, members whose behaviour is disrupting the meeting and upsetting fellow members, will be asked to leave. We do not tolerate any aggressive or inappropriate behaviour, be it physical or verbal, neither will you be permitted to take part in the group if you are under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol.
Mutual Support, Encouragement and None Judgemental YourSpace is for people experiencing Anxiety and/or Depression to feel supported, accepted and understood without judgement.
Confidentiality and Listening. Everything that is said in the room stays in the room. This is to be a safe place for everyone. We offer true friendship and compassion especially when individuals are going through a difficult time, by the same token, please try not to bombard people with too much advice, even if you think this will be helpful, it's important to have this space to be heard, therefore try not to interrupt or cross talk over each other;
Upholding personal dignity. We all come from different situations and backgrounds, we have different pressures, moods and mindsets, it's important to accept and respect one another, our cultures and beliefs. Therefore appropriate sharing of knowledge and experience that has the potential to make a definite difference and positive outcome is the key.
Consideration of others, try to be aware of your own air time. Over dominant characters can easily erode good will. Aim at correct signposting, share personal research, supportive learning and continued world wide research.
Finally: we take personal responsibility for our opinions and actions no one else is to be held accountable. If you need to get up or leave this space at anytime please do so.