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 members
See our downloads page for a list of other sources of support

See if you can find another support group near you: Try the SA-UK Groups Forum, Social Anxiety Groups or Shyness and Social Anxiety Meetup.

I am so lonely I sounded so stupid
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

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The future of the groups

Saturday 21st February 2015
People viewing this site may wonder what has happened to the Bristol social anxiety groups? The main organiser/facilitator has left the organisation to pursue other projects and this has meant that support group sessions have had to cease. A group of service users are currently working together to see if they can continue a service for people with social anxiety in Bristol. Any major future developments will be publicised on this website.

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