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Agreed Ground Rules

These are the ground rules that must be adhered to by anyone attending the groups at BIG.

1. Everyone who attends the groups must sign in and sign out.

2. Please switch off mobile phones or put them on silent

3. Please respect one another’s views, suggestions and differences of opinion.

4. Be mindful of how much time you talk so that everybody has an opportunity to speak.

5. Anything expressed within the groups should be kept confidential.

6. Safeguarding – we will have to break confidentiality if we are made aware that you are a risk to yourself or others.

7. People are not allowed to attend the group if under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs.

8. Please do not use offensive language.

9.  Smoking – All the venues were we hold our groups have a no smoking policy. If you smoke, please go outside the car park.

10. Only Volunteers are allowed in the kitchen.

11. If you are affected by anything said in the group, please do not leave until speaking to the facilitator / co-facilitator. (Cards with details of the Samaritans are available for you to take in case you need to talk to someone.)

12. The group facilitators are not a professional and are not qualified to give advice. In case of an emergency please seek professional help.

Bury Involvement Group (BIG) is a not-for-profit, voluntary organisation. We provide a vital source of support to people who suffer from mental distress.
Please note that we are not a substitute for professional support provided by health & social care professionals. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your healthcare provider.
The information contained in our website and in our other publicity is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BIG and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
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BIG neither endorses or recommends speakers and the views expressed by the guest speakers are not necessarily the views of BIG as an organisation.