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Welcome to The Beating Social Anxiety Together Group. My name is Chris, I created this group for people like me who have social anxiety. I had severe social anxiety for many years - at times it was so bad that it pretty much took over my life. I couldn’t do the things that I wanted to do. I felt trapped and depressed because I couldn’t do normal things like going to the shops, getting my haircut, going to group gatherings or do anything that involved public speaking. Over the years I lost many friends and became very distant from family members because I would always avoid any sort of event that involved socialising. Even walking out of my front door and going into the lift and facing my neighbours was a battle for me. I felt alone before I started this amazing group! Not long after I started this group I soon realised that there were so many other people who were going through the same thing as me, and I learnt how to get better - it wasn’t easy and it took a lot of effort and a lot of time. I still have social anxiety at times, but it is nothing compared to how it used to be.

Purpose of this group

I created this group to make a safe place where people who have social anxiety can come together, become friends, confront fears and beat social anxiety once and for all. I found social anxiety so hard to deal with but it became so much easier when I surrounded myself with supportive people who share the same issues.

Becoming an Event Organiser

I created this group for the people. This group allows everyone to try being an Event Organiser, which allows you to create a meeting of your choice, at a location that suits you. Please contact me if you would like to be an Event Organiser, it is free.

Where is this group based?

Most meetups are usually in and around London.

How can I help keep this group going?

You can contribute by donating through the following methods: cash at the end of meetups or paypal.

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