If in distress & need immediate support please call the Bristol
NHS Crisis Team 0300 555 0334 or Samaritans 08457 90 90 90
Please be aware that we stopped running
support group sessions at the end of 2014
We appreciate that this news might be difficult for those people who have been considering attending for the first time but who had not yet managed to attend a session. If you live in the Bristol area then you may wish to call the Bristol Well-being Therapies Service (LIFT Psychology) on 0117 982 3209 to access alternative free NHS support options.
We are not currently accepting new membersSee our downloads page for a list of other sources of support
All I need is a friend I can't show the real me
I feel embarrassed and blush Why is it only me?
My mind keeps racing
I don't know what to say
No one likes me Why do I sweat so much?
I can't stop shaking and trembling
People might see I'm anxious
My heart is pounding I'm not good enough
I feel acutely self-conscious all the time
It feels like everyone is laughing at me
Why can't I speak? They think I'm boring
I need to appear more confident
I feel so tense and awkward I want to hide or run away
They must have thought I was an idiot
If these are your thoughts then you may be experiencing social anxiety