Join our Weekly Meet Ups in St Austell
Connect with likeminded quieteers at Pattern Hall (Charlestown), every Thursday from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
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.
Please note this Meet Up is temporarily paused. We'll be back on Thursday 11th January. If you're interested in joining us, please do sign up using the form below and you'll be kept up to date with all the information you need.
Your St Austell Meet Ups leader
Hi, I’m Stacie.
I run the St Austell Quiet Meet Ups and I’m here to greet you, guide the event and lead the optional activities, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have.
I, too, identify as a quiet person. I used to be so fearful and anxious about speaking to people that I avoided social situations, dropped A Levels and even left jobs. If only I knew back then what I do now - that I’m more capable than I ever thought I was! Now, I’m a qualified NLP coach and the Chief Experience Officer at Quiet Connections. I’m passionate about helping people to express their truest self and love creating environments that encourage quieter people to speak up, thrive and fulfil their potential. I would love to have you join me at this Meet Up so you can do just that.
What to Expect
What Quieteers are Saying
“I was nervous at first, but I felt reassured when I talked to Stacie in advance of my first attendance. I really enjoyed the quiet space, it felt homely and relaxed and the people at the Meet Up are also quieter like me. My favourite thing about the Meet Ups is the fact that it’s okay to talk, engage or just simply say you’re not okay today. There’s no pressure or expectation for me to do anything in the group so I just felt completely myself. I’ve made more positive connections through the Meet Up and it’s improved my confidence and self-acceptance. I’m now able to get involved in more activities, like a project with Cornwall Mind. I enjoy being able to drop into the Meet Up every Thursday.”
Neil, St Austell
Where to Find Us
Foundry Drive, St Austell, PL25 3FW
- By car: There are 6 car parking spaces (and 2 disabled spaces) outside of the hall and there’s plenty of free parking on the road nearby too.
- By train: St Austell Train Station is a 25 minute walk away (1.3 miles).
- By bus: The number 24 First Kernow bus stops just outside Foundry Parc (0.2 miles)
If you would like any more detailed information about getting to our St Austell Meet Ups we’d be very happy to send this to you in an email. Just contact Stacie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Join a St Austell 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
Most weeks we will have the whole building to ourselves. Once every 6 weeks there will be another group using the larger room - but we always use the small room anyway.
The St Austell Meet Ups are led by Stacie (see her 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 St Austell Meet Up typically has around 5 or 6 people in attendance each week.
The Pattern Hall 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.
No. Our meeting space is on the ground floor at Pattern Hall and it’s fully accessible.
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 Stacie a message at email@example.com and she’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 Thursday from 10.00am to 12.00pm).
We’ve included parking instructions above but feel free to email Stacie on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like some more detailed information on this.
We’ve included travel and public transport information above but please email Stacie 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.