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As featured by Resonance FM on The Club:

This is a social group for people to meet in London. Events include afternoon coffee, self-development workshops, karaoke, daytrips, regular dinners, weekly support groups and a wide variety of other Meetups, including women-only events and LGBT events.

Steve Light originally set up this group in 2010 to help people who are lonely, shy, socially anxious, have low self-esteem etc (hence members being called 'SociaLights'). Since 2013, I have been running this group in his place, which has been a great honour. What began as a bi-weekly pub social has expanded in the last couple of years beyond imagination.

This is a welcoming, safe place where you can meet like-minded people, receive support and make new friends, all in a social setting. We are the one of the largest mental health Meetup communities in the world, and we are ranked as the 3rd largest shyness and social anxiety Meetup group.

However, being shy is not a necessity to be a part of the group. The only things you need are an open mind, an open heart and a desire for human company. :)

Some Meetups will be structured so that people can take it in turns to talk, other Meetups will be general and social. Rest assured, you will be around a warm group of people who care and understand.

If you have any questions or would like to talk, feel free to send me a message on here, or TEXT me on 0745 348 2019. Please be aware that I will NOT answer phone calls unless a talk over the phone has been prearranged. Alternatively, you can email me on leadinglightsocial(at)outlook(dot)com.

By joining, you agree to our Group Rules and Banning Procedure. You also agree to our Legal Disclaimer and Release of Liability. If you don't agree to these terms, do not join this Meetup Group. Thank you.

If you have any complaint(s) or concern(s) to report, please have a look at our Complaints Procedure.

Feel free to join us on Facebook, if you wish to keep in touch through social media! We also have our own YouTube channel.

Our weekly support group takes place in Oxford Circus (Please be aware that this will continue as of September, but the frequency is subject to change). Please remember that this is a peer run group. If you require more professional help and support, I have compiled a list of Useful Resources for Free and Low-cost Counselling/Therapy in London.

If you are in a crisis, please check out these resources.

Here are other Recommended Meetup Groups, which are similar to ours.

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