This non-professional peer based support group is free to join and was founded in May 2015. Anyone aged 18 and over with social anxiety is welcome to join. The group mainly meets in or around Lincoln City, Lincolnshire but welcomes members from the surrounding area and region.
The aim of the group is to organise a variety of informal events and fun activities for anyone who suffers from social anxiety so that they can gain confidence while socialising, make new friends and expand their social circle in a safe, relaxed environment. This could be anything from a walk in the park, going out for a coffee or meal, going to the pub or cinema etc. The idea is for us to confront our fears and to support each other as we face them. The leadership team endeavour to hold regular weekly events.
Walking through the door of a venue for the first time is daunting for everybody. 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 location so that we can go into the venue together.
We understand that some members may take a while to attend their first event, so feel free to join and get a feel for the group first; there will be no pressure to participate until you are ready.
We hope you can join us soon! I encourage you to take the first step, it may change your life! I know it has mine and other members too. If this sounds like the group for you but you are still a little nervous, please do send an email with any questions or concerns you may have, we are here to help.