Some of these news items will no longer be valid.
The future of the groups
Thursday group full
Women only sessions will run as usual
Feb & March Women Only Sessions Cancelled
Sessions are running as normal
North Bristol (Sunday) Group Closing
2013 Session Schedule Available
Thursday Group Open
Thursday Group Full
Thursday Group Open
Thursday group full
Women's Group Schedule
Women's Group Topic Change
Changes to Sunday Group
2011 Session Schedule now available
New Member's Session 2nd Jan 2011
Amendments to Schedule
Before attending a session
New Website Section!
All Groups Open
No Progress Checklist
Mobile Device Friendly
Socials Survey Report
NO SESSION Sun 19th Dec
Understanding Social Phobia Talks
Thursday Group Full
Monthly Socials Survey
Bristol IAPT Self-referal Update
How to Get The Most Out of The Groups
Guide to IAPT Services
Helplines and Bristol Groups List
Groups Still Open
Member Participation Guidelines
Vote for 'The Socially Anxious DJ'
Thursday Group to Re-open
Feedback Survey Results
Thursday Group Full
23rd August - Open Session
Changes to Topic Sessions
Social Confidence Workshop: 6th June
Freedom to Shine 2009
New Leaflet Available
Session Schedule Updated
New North Bristol Group
New Information on Getting Help
Welcome to our new website!
New Women Only Group
05/02/09: Tonights session will be running despite the recent snow fall.
19/01/09 The session line-up for 2009 is now available. Please check it before each session as changes will be made from time to time. 2009 Session Dates.
12/01/09 Leaflets for both mixed and women's only groups, and our constitution, are now available from our new Downloads Section.
03/12/08: The group's constitution is now avilable online to download here. This file is also available on the 'Further Info' page.
28/11/08: A new women only social anxiety group is planned to be launched in the new year. Sessions will be similar to our usual mixed group, but will have a female facilitator and be held in the daytime on Saturdays. Please email us if you are interested in attending.
07/10/08: SA West can now accept credit/debit card and PayPal donations. Please go to the donate page to make a contribution.
07/10/08: SA West now has a landline phone number you can call (0117 230 7735). Calls are charged at local rate. This number is manned Wednesdays 7-8pm, messages can be left at all other times. Skype users can also call by looking up the user sa-west.
07/10/08: Session Donation Increases: Due to increased costs, from November 2008 we will be asking members for a donation of up to £2 at the end of each session instead of the previous £1. As usual we only ask that you give what you can afford.
31/07/08: If you're look for a fun way to improve your confidence then try "Freedom to Shine". This is a one day event (13th Sept) organised by a SA West member to help you increase confidence through dance, drama, singing and much more. Click the link to find out more.
23/05/08: Please remember that on the last Thursday of the month there is no session. Instead, a social get-together is held at a pub/bar in Bristol city centre. See session dates for more details.
27/02/08: Please note that public speaking and games session on the 6th and 13th of March respectively have been swapped over for faciliation purposes. View the session dates.
19/01/08: A warm welcome to all our new members who came to the group last Thursday, it was great to meet all of you and we hope to see you again :) You may wish to sign up to our social group.
18/10/07: Please use the details on our new donate page to make a donation to the group.
12/10/07: The government has promised to massively increase funding for talking therapies such as CBT on the NHS. Read the BBC report.
12/10/07: You can now stay up to date by subscribing to the SA West RSS podcast and news feeds. Just click on the orange symbols.
11/10/07: Please note that it is now possible to send mail to the postal address on the contacts page.
09/07/07: Please take note of the directions to our new venue on the Directions Page.
05/10/07: Please visit the new Podcasts page for tips on overcoming your social anxiety.
01/07/07: IMPORTANT We are moving again! From 12 July '07 onwards our sessions will be at 35-37 Old Market Street, BS2 0EZ. Directions will follow soon.
28/03/07: IMPORTANT All sessions have moved to Thursdays and there will be No Session on the last Thursday of the month. Instead, a social will be held and our first one of these socials is on 26 April '07, venue to be confirmed.
28/03/07: IMPORTANT Our next session will take place on Thursday 19 April '07 at our new venue, Bristol Mind. Please see the directions page for more information.
06/03/07: Please see recent updates to the session schedule
03/02/07: IMPORTANT Our weekly sessions will be moving from Redland Library to Bristol Mind from April 2007 onwards and one session per month will be a social where members can meet and chat in a public location. Please see the updated session schedule for more information. Please regularly visit this website for updates.
15/01/07: Thank you to all our new members who came to the session yesterday. Please join the online social group for news and events - SA-UK Bristol
01/01/07: Happy new year to you all from SA West. Wishing you positive change in 2007.
30/12/06: The new Session Schedule for 2007/2008 can be found by following the above link. Please check it for updates before coming to a session.
30/10/06: Due to illness, todays session (30th Oct.) is cancelled. Sorry for the late notice and any inconvenience.
19/10/06: Please note: The session on Monday 13 November is cancelled.
15/10/06: Please note that the problems with our answerphone service have been resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
10/10/06: We are currently experiencing problems with our answerphone service. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
11/09/06: The 2006 Anxiety Disorders Conference will be held in Manchester on the 11th of November 2005. The conference is especially for those with an anxiety disorder & their family and friends. There will be professional talks on social anxiety and other relevant conditions.
21/09/06: The session on the Monday 25th September will be based around the topic of "Ways of Socialising", if this interests you then please come along.
15/08/06: This Monday's session (21 Aug) will be based around the topic of Socially Anxious Thoughts and different Categories of Thoughts. We will likely be discussing this in small groups and as a whole group.
06/08/06: A new resources page has been added providing information on local support groups, social groups, other mental health issues as well as a list of useful websites.
16/07/06: Steve Campbell (Link Removed), a master NLP practitioner, will be our guest speaker for the session on Monday 24 July '06. Talking about the magic of goal setting, getting control of your subconscious mind and making things happen in your life.
06/06/06: Three talks have been scheduled on understanding anxiety, becoming confident and motivating change. See the session schedule for more details.
06/06/06: Thinking about coming but feeling nervous or unsure? Try our new members session that specifically takes into account the needs and concerns of new members on Monday 10th July 2006.
05/05/06: NOTE: Bank Holiday, no session on 29th May 2006.
03/04/06: NOTE: Bank Holidays, no session on 17th April & 1st May 2006.
02/01/06: We have scheduled four sessions in 2006 that are specifically designed to welcome new members. The first takes place on 16th January. Please see the session schedule for more details.
08/12/05: A schedule of session dates has been added under the sessions section, please click the link above to view it.
27/11/05: The links in the "What is SA?" section have been updated. Links have been added to help you find a therapist and acurate info on social anxiety.
27/11/05: SA West at the Anxiety Disorders Conference in London a success.
19/11/05: This website has been moved to a different web server, see [link removed].
21/10/05: The "What is SA?" section has been updated to include more information about seeking appropriate help.
16/10/05: SA West will be running an exhibition stand at the Anxiety Disorders Conference presenting information about social anxiety and our organisation.
15/10/05: The 2005 Anxiety Disorders Conference will be held in London on the 26th of November 2005. The conference is especially for those with an anxiety disorder, their family and friends. Click on the logo above for a full programme & application form.
15/10/05: A viewable archive of past news items has been added (this page).
16/10/05: The website has been updated with a new look.
10/10/05: Sessions section updated (includes changes to session rules).
26/09/05: Please note the following changes to our sessions...
Sessions will start at exactly 7:00pm and will finish before 9:00pm at the very latest. The main entrance will only be open between 7:00pm & 7:30pm. Please contact us if you will arrive later than this.
Two new roles have been introduced. A welcomer will now wait by the main door to greet new members between 7:00pm & 7:05pm. We also now how a social secretary to help organise social get-together's outside of sessions.