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A peer support group for the chronically anxious. As at early summer 2022 we are starting to rebuild attendance after Covid. Our current plan is to run a centre-based support meeting every fortnight on a Wednesday evening. In the past we have also arranged walks on a Saturday either in Exeter or a nearby town.

Chronically anxious people are people who are anxious a lot of the time, or else can easily be made very anxious by things that happen to them. Some suffer from social anxiety and find it difficult to relax in the presence of other people who they think may be judging them with a critical eye. Some suffer from so-called general anxiety and may have a persistent sense that something bad is just about to happen, without knowing quite what this will be. Some people may get obsessive about something they feel they need to do to be safe. Some may be prone to panic attacks when a situation in life gets out of control. Some chronically anxious people are also prone to suffering from depression, as it seems life has closed in on them.
While some chronically anxious people manage to pursue a job and family and social life successfully, others may find it difficult to work or to find suitable work, and they may find it more difficult than most to meet other people and make friends.
A peer support group is simply a group of people who share similar problems who meet up regularly. As everybody is in the same boat it can feel easier to relax and make friends in a support group than it would in other situations.

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Centre Meeting - Oct 05

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Centre Meeting - Sep 21 (small charge)

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Centre Meeting - Sep 07 (small charge)

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Centre meeting - Aug 24

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