What we're about
These are the ongoing peer to peer support groups which we currently operate in Dublin, Cork & Limerick and have held over 250 of these since 2015. The support group format is designed specifically to the needs of people with social anxiety.
As the groups are led by people with lived experience, we have an in depth understanding of the needs of someone coming through our door and have used that knowledge to ensure the groups are as beneficial as possible for our service users.
One of the ways that the group is specifically designed to the needs to someone with social anxiety is that we provide each group with a topic board game designed by Step Out Ireland. This game provides random topics for the group to talk about should natural interaction become difficult during the course of the group. We recognized this need early on in our work and it has allowed people in the group to flourish within our support group environment without becoming overwhelmed about what they will talk about.