Peer Room Guidelines

Welcome to our Peer Support Room!

Here some guidelines to help our room run smoothly

  • Audience members are welcome to listen in podcast mode and there’s no pressure to speak
  • Tap “hand raising” to come to the stage and get a mic, please stay muted until you’re speaking
  • we take turns in PTR order sharing a short story about almost anything going on in our bipolar lives (up to 5 mins)
  • Anyone else on the stage who wants to comment can give feedback on the story just told (we don’t drift into another unrelated story when giving feedback)
  • Please keep your feedback brief and on point. this helps keep the conversation going and nobody dominating (up to 2 mins)
  • TRIGGER WARNINGS: please review our Trigger Warnings sheet. We need to be respectful when dealing with topics that could trigger negative reactions in the room. If you’re about to discuss a triggering topic, please say “Trigger Warning for X”, then pause for a minute to allow anyone to temporarily leave
  • Sometimes people aren’t looking for feedback, they just want to share and feel supported – this is fine too just let us know
  • Anyone in podcast mode who wants to contribute but not speak, you can write in the rooms chat, or send us a question or comment on backchannel and we’ll share it for you
  • We don’t tolerate rude or disruptive behaviour, please be kind and respectful toward others
  • We don’t allow promotions of your books or courses, etc. But, if you end us a link we can pin it in the room IF it’s germain to the present discussion