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The CIP WhatsApp groups are intended to be a free resource for people to share the highs and lows of their journey with each other. We try not to offer advice, but instead offer a place for mutual support. We ask everyone who joins to follow some basic rules to ensure the groups remain as safe and supportive as they can be.


The CIP Project's WhatsApp groups are not a substitute for professional medical advice. Nor are they a substitute for therapy. Always seek the advice of a doctor or mental health expert if you have concerns about your wellbeing.




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Group rules:

1. Be kind and courteous

We're all in this together to create a warm and welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. 

2. No hate speech or bullying

Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.


3. No promotions or spam

Give more to this group than you take. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren't allowed.


4. Respect everyone's privacy

Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should absolutely stay in the group.


The CIP Project uses WhatsApp to offer support groups to men and women. By using this service, you agree to the WhatsApp Legal Info. Please be aware, your phone number will be visible to all other people within the group, so please do not join our groups if you are not comfortable with this. If you would like to leave a group at any point, you can follow these instructions

Anything shared in The CIP group(s)' WhatsApp and other social media groups (such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Zoom and similar) is for general information purposes only. The information is not advice, and should not be treated as such. While we will endeavour to keep any information that is provided by The CIP Project 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 of such information. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will The CIP Project be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of these channels and groups mentioned above. Through the WhatsApp group(s) you are able to link to other websites, social media sites, groups, media and such which are not under the control of The CIP Project. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of the sites and links shared by others. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or an endorsement of the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the WhatsApp group(s) up and running smoothly. However, The CIP Project takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, these channels mentioned above being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Responsibility of the individual members of The CIP Project WhatsApp group(s):


  • Group members cannot circulate messages that are illegal, violate IT laws or are objectionable. 

  • There are people at different stages of recovery and we ask you to be mindful of that. Posts that are felt to be triggering or harmful for others may be removed without warning.

  • By joining the CIP Project WhatsApp group(s), you are willing to share your contact details such as your phone number, name and profile details in public. Anyone can message or call you through the same channel. If you have any privacy concerns you can immediately opt out of the group.

  • If you are sharing, posting, accepting or clicking on a link in the group you alone will be fully responsible for the post you shared or posted. We ask all members to respect the confidentiality of each other, but please be mindful that anything shared or posted in the group will be open to all group members and can be shared, therefore do not post anything that you may have any kind of privacy concerns for.

  • Group admin reserves the right to remove any group member at any time without any intimation or reason.

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