Social anxiety/phobia affects up to 2.00% of the population of the U.K. or, to put it another way, about 1.5 million people. It centres on persistent and irrational fears of social situations where one may be exposed to judgment by others or by becoming the “centre of attention”. It may well be coupled with an intense fear of behaving in an embarrassing or humiliating way which can lead to avoidance of public contact/situations.
Symptoms of Social Phobia vary from person to person but may include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Muscle tension
Common Situations in which Social Fears Occur:
- Going to work or school
- Eating in public
- Meeting people
- Going to meetings/Giving a presentation
- Social functions: weddings, parties, visiting family/friends
- Starting conversations
- Making eye contact
- Eating in front of others
- Using public toilets
How can No Panic help?
No Panic specialises in self-help recovery and our services include:
Providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery.
Our aim is to give you all of the necessary advice, tools and support that you will need to recover and carry out this journey. No Panic Recovery Programs