The group was founded in November 2013 initially for the Nottingham area and in September 2015 expanded to include the Derby area. It aims to organise a variety of events for anyone who suffers socially to make some new friends, improve social skills, gain confidence and provide a friendly setting.
The group is open to people over the age of 18 who have an anxiety disorder, depression disorder, or a mental health problem.
Membership to the Nottingham and Derby Social Anxiety Group is FREE
We aim to hold regular events, from a weekly walk followed by coffee, a monthly coffee meetup, monthly breakfast meetup and a monthly evening meal. Other ad-hoc events as and when they are suggested ranging from day trips, gig nights, comedy nights, drink meetups, etc.
This group is run for our members benefit, without them there would be no group. We want to provide events that they want to attend, with this in mind we are open to any suggestions for events they want us to host.
Newbies Walking through the door of a venue for the first time is daunting for most people. Rest assured of a warm welcome not only from the event host who will be looking out for you but also from all the other members, who have all been a newbie at one time or another. We normally meet outside the venue or at a point in town so that we can go into the venue together. If you are anxious about the meetup please message the event host prior to the event.
Members who do my access our Meetup site regularly may have their membership to our group removed. Those that have not accessed our Meetup site within the last 9 months will have their membership removed without warning.