Join our Weekly Meet Ups in Helston
Connect with likeminded quieteers at The Epworth Centre, every Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm.
This weekly group is designed to help you make meaningful connections with likeminded people in a calm and gentle way that feels authentic to your true quiet self.
Whether you’re chatting and sharing stories with your fellow quieteers, enjoying a craft or wellbeing activity, or simply relaxing with a good book in the company of others, this is a safe space where your quiet voice matters - and where you can feel part of a community that truly gets you.
We can’t wait to welcome you.
Your Helston Meet Ups leader
Here to greet you, guide the event and lead the optional activities, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have.
Click our photos below to see our stories.
What to Expect
What Quieteers are Saying
“I’ve been to quite a lot of the Meet Ups in Helston. I’ve found them really helpful to bring quiet people like me together and grow some gentle connections. I feel very relaxed and comfortable every time I join the Meet Ups. It's pressure-free and I’m encouraged to do whatever I need to, just sitting without saying anything is okay and I really enjoy listening to others’ talking and sharing about being quiet. I am now more confident since attending the first time and I feel more accepting of myself.”
“I felt that the group put my mind at rest when thinking about speaking out loud. Being around like minded people made me feel less isolated and boosted my confidence.”
Where to Find Us
The Epworth Centre (behind the Wesleyan Chapel)
42 Coinagehall Street, Helston, TR13 8EL
- By car: The nearest car park is Tyacke Road Car Park (0.2 miles).
- By bus: There’s a bus stop right outside.
There's a little passageway to the left of the chapel (as you look at it) which will take you straight to The Epworth Centre at the back of the church. You'll see the entrance to The Epworth Centre accessed via steps or slope. This will bring you into a corridor and our room is at the end. The door will be open so you'll know where we are.
If you would like any more detailed information about getting to our Helston Meet Ups we’d be very happy to send this to you in an email. Just contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Join a Helston Meet Up
You don’t have to register to come along - it’s okay to simply turn up on the day. However, on the first time that you’re joining us, if you know in advance that you’re going to come along it would be really helpful if you could sign up using our booking form below. This means we can say hello and answer any of your questions before you come along, we can easily contact you if there are any changes to the schedule, and we can get feedback from you now and again to help us improve. It’s your choice though. Either way, we are very much looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the group.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whilst there might be other people in the building, we've hired a space just for our use between 6pm and 8pm, so it's only us quieteers in the room.
The Helston Meet Ups are led by Dom (see his photo above).
No, all of our Meet Ups are free to attend. We’re a Community Interest Company so funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund. All refreshments including water, teas, coffees, hot chocolate and biscuits are provided free of charge too - although you’re very welcome to bring along your own drink if you prefer, or additional treats to share with the group.
You don’t have to book - it’s ok to just turn up on the day. However, on the first time that you’re joining us, if you know in advance that you’re going to come along it would be really helpful if you could sign up using our booking form below. This means we can say hi and answer any of your questions before you come along, we can easily contact you if there are any changes to the schedule, and we can get feedback from you now and again to help us improve.
On average, our Helston Meet Up typically has around 6 or 7 people in attendance each week.
The Epworth Centre is a cosy and welcoming space, where we aim to create an ambience that feels both calm and re-energising. We’ll often have uplifting or relaxing music playing quietly in the background. Our facilitators focus on nurturing conversations and participation that has a collective positive upwards spiral e.g. gratitude, small comfort zone stretch wins, things that bring us joy, what we’re learning etc. And there is usually a gentle mix of chatter and quieter moments.
The space is fully accessible, there are a few steps but there's also a ramp available.
Is there *really* no expectation or pressure to join in and participate? Can I *really* go at my own pace?
We really do remove the pressure - because we’ve been there too. As quiet facilitators, we like to think that we’ve found a good balance between being attentive to the group and giving you your own space. If we sense you’re in any difficulty, we will gently make sure that you’re okay. But otherwise we will allow you to join in as much or as little as you like.
Yes. We’ll always encourage you to give yourself what you need. If at any point you feel you need to step away, you are welcome to go and make yourself a cuppa or leave for a break before rejoining the group. Our facilitators will be mindful to offer that space and a check-in chat, if needed.
All sorts! We bring along materials for optional casual activities that’ll spark creativity, start conversations and boost your wellbeing. This might be colouring, painting, crocheting, journaling and more.
Absolutely. We recognise this might be helpful as you’re settling in and getting to know the other group members.
Yes, we’d be happy to help with that. Just send us a message at email@example.com and we’ll arrange this for you.
You’re welcome to try Meet Ups in multiple locations. There’s no obligation to always go to the same one, but you’re more likely to make friends and genuine connections if you go to the same Meet Up more than once.
Whilst many do choose to attend weekly, we also have valuable members within the community who only attend as and when they can.
It’s two hours in length (every Tuesday from 6.00pm until 8.00pm).
We’ve included parking instructions above but feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like some more detailed information on this.
We’ve included a little about bus travel above but please email us on email@example.com if you’d like some more detailed information about how to get here.
We’re always pleased to hear from lovely volunteers in our local community. If you think you might like to help us run a Meet Up or get involved with Quiet Connections in another way, please contact Hayley & Stacie on firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll be in touch.