If you are distributing our leaflets then please regularly download them from here as they will change from time to time as our organisation develops and expands.
Removed: We are no longer running sessions.
Full Group Rules
Updated: June 2013
We ask our members to read and follow these group rules during all our sessions. These must be adhered to and help provide a safe and supportive environment.
Member Participation Guidelines
Added: 11th February 2010
In addition to the rules we ask our members to be aware of the following guidelines. This will help make session time more productive and help you avoid any unnecessary embarrassment.
How to Get The Most Out of The Groups
Added: 23rd May 2010
This document offers some tips on how to use the social anxiety groups to help you with building up your confidence.
Information on Social Anxiety
Added: 12th February 2010
If you would like to learn more about social anxiety or give information to a friend, family member, carer or health care professional then the following document will likely prove useful.
Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service Guide
Updated: 2nd June 2010
This document is a guide to the new goverment funded psychological therapies services that are part of an initiative called 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (IAPT). It explains how to use and access your local service so you can possible recieve cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Bristol Groups and Helplines List
Updated: 16th January 2014
This document contains a list of contact details of mental health groups in the Bristol area and a list of helplines that may be helpful to people experiencing social anxiety. You are free to print and distribute this document.
Recommended Reading List
Added: 15th May 2010
This document contains a list of books that people with social anxiety will likely find helpful. Although there are many good books on social anxiety, these are the ones we recommend reading first.
No Progress Checklist
Updated: 24th August 2010
If you feel that you are not making any progress with overcoming your social anxiety then this 'No Progress Checklist' offers some suggestions.
Session Planning Survey 2012
Added: 12th Mar 2012
We conducted a survey to find out which sessions our members wanted in 2012 to help with scheduling. A summary of the results can be found below.
Socials Survey Report
Added: 17th July 2010
To help us find ways to make our monthly socials more accessible to group members we conducted a survey to identify the barriers people face. Below you can download the report of the results.
Feedback Survey Results
Added: 19th November 2009
As part of our commitment to providing a professional and helpful services to our members we regularly review our performance. Below you can download the results from our most recent feedback surveys.
Social Anxiety West Constitution
Updated: 8th February 2010
Our constitution sets out our aims and objectives, and how the group is run.
Topic Question Sheets
Updated: 29 September 2009
These sheets of questions are used in our Topic Sessions to prompt our members thinking around the chosen topic. You may wish to download the relevant sheet to prepare for a session. If you co-ordinate your own social anxiety group, then you are free to download and print these sheets for your own group discussions.
Appearance Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Assertiveness Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Christmas and New Years Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Confidence Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Conversation Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Education Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Employment Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Family Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Friendship Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Loneliness Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Negativity Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Openness and Honesty Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Overcoming Social Anxiety Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Perfectionism Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Physical Symptoms Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Related Disorders Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Relationships Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Safety Behaviours Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Self-esteem Questions (Acrobat PDF Document) - New in 2014
The Future Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
The Past Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Treatments Questions (Acrobat PDF Document)
Goal Setting Sheets
Updated: 11 September 2011
These sheets are used in our goal setting sessions. You are welcome to use them to set or review your own goals outside of the sessions.
Added: 16 July 2010
These are the Social Anxiety West expenses form and instructions to be used by volunteers and committee members.