Social anxiety

What is Social Anxiety?

Social anxiety, as the name suggests, is when someone is very anxious about social interactions. They often worry about being evaluated negatively by others and feel extremely self-conscious in social situations. People who experience social anxiety may worry that they are blushing, shaking or sweating during social interactions and that other people will notice this and think badly of them for it. This can lead them to avoid social situations.

What do we offer in our service to help with this?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the recommended treatment for social anxiety and we normally suggest that people attend our Fighting Fear group or have some individual Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

You can find links to self-help leaflets and books on social anxiety on our Resources page.