What we're about

This group is for anyone who is suffering from or who has dealt with social anxiety. The invitation is also open to people suffering from other kinds of anxiety. Come along if you want to learn from and support other people, practice socialising in a safe environment, make friends or hear from other people going through the same thing as you. This is a regular, weekly event at a cafe in central Edinburgh. We also have some social outings alongside the weekly events.

At the group we chat about our experiences of anxiety and what we're doing or have done to tackle it, like cognitive behavioural therapy, meditation etc, as well as some general chat to get to know each other and build relationships. We can also help each other set goals and hold each other accountable to them.

You are welcome to come to this group no matter what you bring to it. Everyone at the group understands what anxiety is like and it's a safe space to come to, whether you want to share anything or not.

Hope to see you at a meetup soon.

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly Sunday Social Anxiety Support

Shakespeare

This is a casual meeting to sit, get a coffee or whatever, talk and support each other through social anxiety or another kind of anxiety. You are welcome to come no matter what you bring to it, and if you come and just sit in silence then hey, at least you came. There will be space for everyone to contribute but in a totally voluntary way. I'll have a paper sign saying Meetup so you can recognise me when you get to the meeting. Here are some themes that are helpful to think about for the group: - Where are you on your road to reducing anxiety? We have a variety of people attending, all at different stages and with different experiences and types of anxiety. It's useful for people at the start to hear from people further along, and great for those further along to help out those who are struggling and remind themselves how far they've come. - What has helped the most with your anxiety? Please share the techniques and resources that work for you. The group can help us to get insights we might not see when doing things on our own, and encourage us to keep going with the things that are working. - Where do you want to be? Goals are important and if we know what each one of us is aiming for, we can better help and encourage each other to get there. You're also welcome to come just to chat and get to know people if you want, as we don't just talk about 'heavy' stuff all the time. Looking forward to meeting you!

Weekly Sunday Social Anxiety Support

Shakespeare

This is a casual meeting to sit, get a coffee or whatever, talk and support each other through social anxiety or another kind of anxiety. You are welcome to come no matter what you bring to it, and if you come and just sit in silence then hey, at least you came. There will be space for everyone to contribute but in a totally voluntary way. I'll have a paper sign saying Meetup so you can recognise me when you get to the meeting. Here are some themes that are helpful to think about for the group: - Where are you on your road to reducing anxiety? We have a variety of people attending, all at different stages and with different experiences and types of anxiety. It's useful for people at the start to hear from people further along, and great for those further along to help out those who are struggling and remind themselves how far they've come. - What has helped the most with your anxiety? Please share the techniques and resources that work for you. The group can help us to get insights we might not see when doing things on our own, and encourage us to keep going with the things that are working. - Where do you want to be? Goals are important and if we know what each one of us is aiming for, we can better help and encourage each other to get there. You're also welcome to come just to chat and get to know people if you want, as we don't just talk about 'heavy' stuff all the time. Looking forward to meeting you!

Weekly Sunday Social Anxiety Support

Shakespeare

This is a casual meeting to sit, get a coffee or whatever, talk and support each other through social anxiety or another kind of anxiety. You are welcome to come no matter what you bring to it, and if you come and just sit in silence then hey, at least you came. There will be space for everyone to contribute but in a totally voluntary way. I'll have a paper sign saying Meetup so you can recognise me when you get to the meeting. Here are some themes that are helpful to think about for the group: - Where are you on your road to reducing anxiety? We have a variety of people attending, all at different stages and with different experiences and types of anxiety. It's useful for people at the start to hear from people further along, and great for those further along to help out those who are struggling and remind themselves how far they've come. - What has helped the most with your anxiety? Please share the techniques and resources that work for you. The group can help us to get insights we might not see when doing things on our own, and encourage us to keep going with the things that are working. - Where do you want to be? Goals are important and if we know what each one of us is aiming for, we can better help and encourage each other to get there. You're also welcome to come just to chat and get to know people if you want, as we don't just talk about 'heavy' stuff all the time. Looking forward to meeting you!

Weekly Sunday Social Anxiety Support

Shakespeare

This is a casual meeting to sit, get a coffee or whatever, talk and support each other through social anxiety or another kind of anxiety. You are welcome to come no matter what you bring to it, and if you come and just sit in silence then hey, at least you came. There will be space for everyone to contribute but in a totally voluntary way. I'll have a paper sign saying Meetup so you can recognise me when you get to the meeting. Here are some themes that are helpful to think about for the group: - Where are you on your road to reducing anxiety? We have a variety of people attending, all at different stages and with different experiences and types of anxiety. It's useful for people at the start to hear from people further along, and great for those further along to help out those who are struggling and remind themselves how far they've come. - What has helped the most with your anxiety? Please share the techniques and resources that work for you. The group can help us to get insights we might not see when doing things on our own, and encourage us to keep going with the things that are working. - Where do you want to be? Goals are important and if we know what each one of us is aiming for, we can better help and encourage each other to get there. You're also welcome to come just to chat and get to know people if you want, as we don't just talk about 'heavy' stuff all the time. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Weekly Sunday Social Anxiety Support

Shakespeare

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