What’s Social Anxiety?

Sometimes known as social phobia, social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a surprisingly common form of anxiety disorder that causes an individual to experience intense anxiety in some or all of their social interactions in everyday life.

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We’re 100% non-profit and rely on the good will of people like you to enable us to continue to provide this invaluable treatment for so many people throughout Ireland.

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100% of your donation goes towards helping people with Social Anxiety Disorder.

You can also deposit directly via our account details below.

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The Charity

With the support of people like you, we’ve been able to help thousands of people throughout Ireland. Suffers, families, friends and the gerneral public, here’s what you should know about us.

When you fund raise or donate, every cent goes directly to helping people like you. Our charity is run by the good will of some great people so 100% of your money can go to the treatment of social anxiety.

We hope to expand our treatment program over the course of the next year or two. Being the only measured treatment for SA we’re well aware of the demand for help. This is only possibly with your input.

Group Recommendations

The following is a selection of self-help material that some of our past group participants have found helpful.

Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness by Gillian Butler is a mandatory part of the Social Anxiety Group Therapy Program. It is a wonderful insight into the SA mindset, and provides practical advice on how you you can find an acceptable level of anxiety in your life.

approximately 16.8% of Irish adults at any one point in time.
“That’s on in eight people”.

Social Anxiety Program

The program, which largely adopts a cognitive behavioral model, is conducted over fourteen weeks. While this may seem a long time most of our participants argue that passes almost too quickly!

Any interested person might be well advised to do an Internet search of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to get a better understanding of the principles that form the bedrock of our program.

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New Members Welcome

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Latest News & Events

With the support of people like you, we’ve been able to help thousands of people throughout Ireland. Keep up to date with all things SAI via our blog with weekly updates, news, service updates and helpful information.

Exercise and Social Anxiety - does it help?

Hi, Last year we did some investigating in scientific journals about whether or not exercise can help reduce social anxiety. You can read what we found out here. The TL;DR version is that we found that exercise can help alleviate social…

There's a new charity on the block (almost)

Good news, we have set ourselves up as a non-profit organisation and are currently waiting for our final approval for charity status which we expect any day now. This is a very exciting time for us! We now hope to grow and expand our services. Donations…

We are making some major changes!

Hi everyone! A lot of things are changing at Social Anxiety Ireland! New Address We have settled into our new address at . We have full access to a group room, office space, kitchen and toilets! You can find us at 8 Cabra Road, Phibsboro,…

Afraid of People

A Social Anxiety (SA) Documentary.

A wonderful documentary looking at some of the aspects of social anxiety.
So know you are not alone, and that there are a wide range of safe and controlled applications to deal with this disorder

The 14 Week
Social Anxiety Program

The programme, which largely adopts a cognitive behavioural
model, is conducted over fourteen weeks. While this may seem
a long time most of our participants argue that passes almost
too quickly!

Any interested person might be well advised to do an Internet
search of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in order
to get a better understanding of the principles
that form the bedrock of our program.

  • Social Anxiety Ireland

    Social Anxiety affected approximately 13.7% of Irish adults at any one point in time. That is nearly one in eight adults.

  • The Social Anxiety Ireland Intervention Group

    Our 14 week CBT Oriented programmes are run Wednesday & Thusrday evenings from 6 & 9 pm & cater for a max of 10 participants.

  • Effective Treatment

    The Social Anxiety Ireland group intervention programme was originally set up in 1998. It has proved to be effective in treating SAD.

  • Don’t Stop There!

    A follow-on support group is offered on the 1st & 3rd Wed of every month for everyone who has completed our program.

Social Anxiety Blog.

Our blog is the main holder of material from research, new findings, developments in treatments and of course real life experiences from our socially anxious blogging team!! If you wish to contribute please email info@socialanxietyireland.com.

What Others Say About Us.

Pete

This programme is a must for anyone with Social Anxiety, It’s shown me the cause and effect of SA and how I(we) perpetuate the problems unknowingly. We’re taught techniques and given tools to work on our behaviours and thought patterns allowing us to live a less anxious life.
I cannot recommend this course more…

Pete
Emma

This may actually have been one of the most rewarding things I’ve every done for myself. Being able to speak with other people about this ‘thing’ that no one else I’ve met seems to understand has made an incredible difference to me. I never realized how much I was carrying around or how hard I was working to deceive myself.

Emma
Anna

I am glad and grateful that I did this programme. After 30 years with Social Anxiety I didn’t believe it would help, but I don’t suffer with Social Anxiety really any more. I’ve gone form 80% anxiety to 10%.

Anna
Graham

If your social anxiety is interfering with your life – placing restrictions on you and boundaries around you – and it’s upsetting or bothering you at all in any way, then apply. There is nothing to loose and everything to gain. See it as a one-in-a-lifetime golden opportunity, which it is.

Graham

We Need Your Help! Donate Today!

We’re 100% non-profit and rely on the good will of people like you to enable us to
continue to provide this invaluable treatment for so many people throughout Ireland.

EUR

100% of your donation goes towards helping people with Social Anxiety Disorder.

You can also deposit directly via our account details below.

Ulster Bank, 157 Phibsboro Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7.
BIC= ULSBIE2D | IBAN= IE96ULSB98504711435499