How to Add or Edit a Meeting

Use capital letters appropriately!

If you type all IN CAPS or all lower case we will not OK your changes.

We use two types of cases...

Sentence case

Sentence case is when only the first letter of the first word in a title (and any proper noun) is capitalised, such as: “This is a sentence case title”

Title case

Title case is when the first letter of each word is capitalised, such as: “This is a Title Case Title”. The first word of the sentence is capitalised, as well as proper nouns and other words as required by a more specific rule (e.g. London not london, Monday not monday, September not september).

However don’t capitalise words with 3 letters or less, or determiners, such as: is, a, the, of, for, etc. Except at the beginning of a sentence.

We don't have time to edit your entire entry to bring it up to standard.

We would like to make the website as user friendly as possible and encourage you to be able to do this yourselves.

'Add a New Meeting'

You can now add all details required for the new meeting.

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'Edit a Meeting'

Find the meeting you want to edit.

Click on the name of the meeting.

Click on the 'Edit' tab at the top.

All the existing information is now laid out before you.
You can edit day, time, address etc.

'URGENT INFO' this box is ONLY for urgent announcements - things like if the meeting has folded, if it is not running for a while, moved venue etc.
It is not to say what language the meeting is held in or how to get to the meeting!
Xmas information goes into the field below.
Please DO NOT enter meeting running in this box.
Extra COVID information can be entered below

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'Has this meeting folded or is it a duplicate?'

Only select this box if the meeting has folded or if the meeting is a duplicate listing

'When did this meeting fold?'

This box only appears if the meeting has folded or is a duplicate box has been selected.

If you can't remember the exact date select the 1st of the month the meeting folded.

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XMAS & NEW YEAR INFO' box (This box is visible from 1st December to 8th January).

  • This is where information goes regarding the Xmas holiday period.
  • Please select the correct information from the drop down box provided.
  • The Helpline's policy is to only send callers to a meeting which state they are definitely running.

'Area'

Select, from the dropdown box, which ASC (Area Service Committee) the meeting will be a part of e.g. South West London, Greater Manchester etc.

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'Type'

Select from the dropdown box, is the meeting online, face to face or hybrid?

'COVID Info'

This information is only needed for Physical and Hybrid meetings.

Fill in all the relevant information.

Some venues still have rules in place. If the venue does not have COVID rules in place, they will have a maximum number of attendees, as per their fire regulations.

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'NAWS Info'

Enter the meeting name here.

'When'

  • If the meeting is to be held weekly, tick the box 'weekly'.
  • Select the day of the week from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter the time the meeting starts and ends using the 24 hour clock. e.g. 19.30 or 11.30 etc. Double check that the time selected is correct.
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'When'

If the meeting does not run weekly, untick the box and add all info in space provided. e.g. Meeting runs only on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, meeting is shut on the 3rd and 4th week of the month etc.

'Where'

Online

This information is only needed for Online and Hybrid meetings.

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'Where'

This information is only needed for Physical and Hybrid meetings.

Address

  • Room - this is to say which room at the venue the meeting is being held. e.g. the Elizabeth room, room 202 etc.
  • Venue name - this is the name of the venue. e.g. St. Mark's Church Hall,  etc.
  • Street - please use numbers where possible as well as street name (this can help members find the venue easier, especially in a built up area). e.g. 95 High Street etc.
  • Address 2 - for any other address information (borough or district). e.g. Brixton (London), Parkwood (Rainham, Kent) etc.

'Where'

This information is only needed for Physical and Hybrid meetings.

Address

  • Town or City - enter the town or city.
  • County - select the county from the dropdown menu (Kent, Sussex, West Midlands etc.).
  • Country - select the country from the dropdown menu (England, Scotland, Wales or Channel Islands).
  • Postcode - enter the postcode using capital letters and a space.
  • Country - select the country from the dropdown menu (UK or Jersey).
  • Wheelchair Accessible? - select from the dropdown box.
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'Where'

This information is only needed for Physical and Hybrid meetings.

Address

  • Venue information - Enter any relevant details that will help someone find this meeting. e.g. 'door at the back of the church' or 'ring entry phone on left to get in' etc.
  • Venue Photo - This is to help people locate the meeting. DO NOT include any people in the photo. DO NOT use images from other websites or from street view etc. as they will be DELETED without warning. Only use your own photos and take them from outside the building not inside.

'Where'

This information is only needed for Physical and Hybrid meetings.

  • Bus Routes Outline the buses you can take to this meeting. Use commas to separate - i.e. 268, 147, 36
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  • Train / Tube / Metro Stations Name train stations near the meeting.
  • Travel Comment Add any comments or info about travelling to this meeting
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'Meeting Format'

  • Beginner/Newcomer - primarily for those attending their first meeting or those in early recovery.
  • Basic Text - using our primary book.
  • Candlelight - the meeting will be in candlelight.
  • 12 Concepts - using the 12 Concepts booklet.
  • Children Welcome - and are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
  • Discussion/Participation - 
  • Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Transgender - this meeting is for people who indentify as LGBTQ+ (but no addict turned away).
  • IP Study - using our Information Phamplets.
  • It Works Study - using the It Works How and Why book.
  • Just For Today Book Study - using the Just for Today Daily Meditations book.
  • Living Clean Study - using the Living Clean book.
  • Literature Study - using NA approved literature.
  • Men - this meeting is for men only (but no addict turned away).
  • Meditation - a time set aside during the meeting for meditation.
  • Questions & Answers - for members to ask questions and get feedback.
  • Restricted Access - not suitable for members with physical disabilities.
  • Smoking - this is a smoking meeting.
  • Speaker - this is a meeting where a NA member shares their experience, strength and hope with the group for a set time.
  • Step - reading of a Step.
  • Step Working Guide Study - using the NA Step Working Guide.
  • Topic - the group picks a topic for members to share on.
  • Tradition - reading of a Tradition.
  • Format Varies - the format of the meeting varies from week to week.
  • Women - this meeting is for women only (but no addict turned away).
  • Young People - this meeting is primarily for younger members (under 25).

Additional Meeting Formats

  • Creche - there is a creche worker available to look after children for the duration of the meeting.
  • Chit - this is available on request and is to prove to another that a member has attended a NA meeting. e.g. courts, probation etc.
  • No pets - no pets allowed at the meeting.
  • Venue unavailable on public holidays - the meeting venue is closed on bank holidays.
  • Share meeting - this is a meeting where a NA member shares their experience, strength and hope with the group for a set time.
  • Illness - this is an Illness in recovery meeting.
  • No children - no children are permitted at the venue.
  • Pitch/Electric Share - the member sharing picks the next member to share.
  • Timer - members are limited to a set amount of time to share.
  • Book Study - using NA approved literature.
  • Parking Available - there is parking available at the meeting venue.

'Language'

If only English is spoken at the meeting then leave blank otherwise please select which language or languages that are spoken at the meeting.

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'Meeting comments'

This box is used to add additional meeting information. e.g. every third week is a chair meeting, every second week the meeting is an 'open' etc.

'Meeting Contact'

Enter the details of the current meeting contact.

Use the first name and the first initial of the meeting contacts surname. Their personal email address, not a group email address. Their contact number using +44 and removing the first 0 of their phone number.

This information will not be published on the website for everyone to see. The only members who can see this info are the helpline volunteers and the meetings coordinator.

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'My Contact Details'

Enter your contact details. If you are the meeting contact as well, you will need to enter your details twice.

Use your first name and the first initial of your surname. Your personal email address, not a group email address. Your contact number using +44 and removing the first 0 of your phone number.

This information will not be published on the website for everyone to see. The only member who can see this info is the meetings coordinator. This info will be removed once the meeting contact has been confirmed.

We will only contact you if there is a problem with the meeting contact information.

'Revision Information' box.

Enter the reason why this draft is different to the published version.
e.g. Changed meeting name or changed meeting time, etc.

If this is a new meeting please put new meeting.

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Click 'Save' to save changes.

Click 'Preview' to look at the info you have added.

NB: If your change is urgent (No Venue Today! - Flooding; etc), once you've edited the details send an email to us saying you need the change approved immediately to @email DON'T just send details of the change. It won't be accepted. Make the change, then email and call the Helpline and let them know.

Please DO NOT ring or email asking to add or edit meetings for you, we will guide you through the process but cannot do it for you.

Meeting approval is carried out by the Meetings Coordinator within approximately 24 - 48 hours.

All meeting edits can take up to 48 hours AFTER the meeting contact has been contacted before showing on the website. No meetings edits will be published until the meeting contact has been contacted by phone.