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Hayle Quiet Connections

Philip Smith Annexe, Hayle Daycare Centre

Gently connecting those of us who are quieter, more sensitive or socially anxious in a safe, supportive space.

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Hayle Quiet Connections

Join us for a regular Quiet Meet Up in Hayle where it's okay to talk, and it's okay to be quiet too. Every Tuesday 4-6pm.

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Weekly Community Group in Hayle

Every Tuesday 4-6pm. 

A weekly group with optional acitivities to help you gently connect with others, discover new friendships, stretch your comfort zone, try new things and feel like you belong.

You must register to let us know you are coming.

You’ll be part of a friendly group of like-minded individuals with similar feelings and stories in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Use the time and space to quietly connect and enjoy yourself in a way that feels comfortable for you. 

We know how scary it can be meeting new people and going to new places so we believe that getting as far as the car park and through the door is a huge win for many of us! There's no need to set a big goal to speak and participate, you're invited to go at your own pace.

What to Expect

Hi, I'm Michele and I'm running the group in Hayle. 

Our regular Quiet Meet Up groups are a safe space for those of us who are quieter and feel anxious in social situations. In becoming part of our quiet community, you'll feel a sense of belonging and develop a genuinely understanding peer support network, making new friends and supporting each other as you stretch your comfort zones and grow together. 

Here's what you can expect:

  • It's okay to talk, and it's okay to be quiet too. We understand that you may prefer to ease into conversation gradually, or that some days you might like to sit quietly with a good book whilst still in the company of others. We welcome quietude and chatter.
  • We encourage you to go at your own pace. There's never any pressure to participate more than what feels right and good for you.
  • You can observe first. Want to get a feel for the group or an activity before deciding you want to have a go? Great, you absolutly can do that!
  • We provide conversation starters on the tables. Because we know that getting to know new people can be challenging! So we've done the tricky part for you, and provided some interesting (and playful!) questions that you can ask your neighbour.
  • We run optional activities each week! From wellbeing, to creativity, to practising your social abilities. There'll be something new for you to have a go at, stretch your comfort zone and help grow your confidence.
  • There's teas, coffee's and hot chocolates. Because... well you can't really have a meet up without them!

Where to Find Us

Philip Sith Annexe, Hayle Daycare Centre, Commercial Rd, Hayle, TR27 4DE

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The Phillip Smith Annexe is to the right of Hayle Daycare Centre located opposite copperhouse pool, on the estuary. 

Travel:

  • By Car: From St Ives, Head southwest on Higher Stennack/B3306 towards Alexandra Road. Turn left onto B3311. Continue onto Mill Hill. Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout onto Nut Lane/A3074. Take the 1st exit at St Erth Roundabout onto Griggs Hill/B3301. Continue through Hayle on the B3301. Hayle Daycare Centre is on the left.
  • By Bus: There is a bus stop outside the Daycare Centre. Plan your bus route here.

  • By Train: Hayle train station is a 10min walk away.

 

 

Parking:

  • There are several free spaces reserved for Hayle Daycare Centre in front of the building.
  • The building is situated on the same grounds as Cornwall Council Commercial Road Car Park. If there are no spaces available then you can use the pay and display long stay car park. Commercial Road Car Park:

    • Up to 1 hour 80p
    • 1 to 2 hours £2.20
    • 2 to 3 hours £3.70

    (Fees accurate at time of posting)

Meeting Point

The whole Annexe is our space in the evening, so you know that it's only us Quieteers in the room when you walk through the door. 

There's a toilet just outside of the room, to the left as you enter the building, which you can use at any time. 

When you arrive, you'll be greeted by Michele (see her photo above). 

If you would rather be met outside of the Annexe, so you have someone to walk in with, we can help with that - just send Michele a message at [email protected] to let us know this will be helpful for you, and she will arrange to meet you.

How to Join In...

You don't need to register to come along, it's okay to simply turn up on the day!

That said, it is really helpful for us if you sign up using the form on this page for three reasons:

  • We can easily contact you if for any reason there is a change in the schedule, such as due to team sickness or the venue being suddenly unavailable.
  • We can contact you before you join to say hello and answer any questions that you have and put you at ease before we meet in person - a lot of people find this really beneficial and they feel so much more relaxed when they join!
  • Our funders require us to seek feedback from group participants, so our team would love to contact you every now and then to ask if you'd like to share your experience through a short survey.

It's your choice though! And either way, I'm looking forward to meeting you at the group.

Best wishes,

Michele