(SHY. LACK OF CONFIDENCE. ANXIETY. LONELINESS. LOW ESTEEM.)
I'm starting this group for young people who are really experiencing difficulties or struggles with social interaction, shyness, low self-esteem, a lack of confidence, anxiety, loneliness and making friendships. For ages 18-30, this group will start out initially with gathering people interested then I will look into making the next step. What that next step will be isn't set in stone. It will be one step at a time and will be decided once numbers and locations are known. 'No-one will be left behind'. Everyone will be included, encouraged & supported. Just knowing we are all in the same boat is a step in the right direction.
I've never done this before. I'm not a professional, I've no experience, just a mere desire to make some difference. Everybody is equal and the only advice, help, support to be given and received can only be from each other who are experiencing the same or similar issues. I'm also seeing and hearing more and more young people struggling with these issues. I’m not the solution just a little cog trying to turn the machine. You and this group will be responsible for 'change'. Yes it requires a bit of effort/confidence/faith (keyword ‘bit’).
This group WILL be meeting up. After all, that's the point. ‘Me time’ is great but it needs to be in proportion, a healthy balance. You don’t need to be alone all the time. You don’t need to be stuck in your room. The idea behind this is to have you have something to look forward to. Something to feel a part of, something to contribute to, bring ideas, bring discussions and more importantly BRING YOU.
No pressures. No expectations. Just YOU.
Any questions, please ask. Let's try and help each other.