Entries by Odhran

New Members Welcome

Hello. Welcome to our New Notice Board. Our Board of Directors and Committee Members meet every couple of months to discuss business and fundraising matters. We are always on the lookout for new committee members to volunteer. We welcome people from any background and no experience is required. You are welcome to sit in on […]

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 anxiety by increasing your feel good hormones, increasing self-efficacy and by acting as a distraction. A […]

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 Needed As you know, SAI is based in Dublin […]

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, Dublin 7.     The Support Group As you may […]

Join us for the Great Dublin Bike Ride!

The Great Dublin Bike Ride Our psychologists Odhran McCarthy and Damien Lowry have registered for the 100 km Great Dublin Bike Ride on 11th September in order to raise some much needed funds for SAI. Already they have gathered a small team of friends and past group members to cycle with them on the day. […]

Reflections following Completion of Group

I am publishing this blog which was submitted to me by one of the members of a recent group. It is their reflections after the completion of our group treatment programme. When we are small we reach milestones. First word, first steps, first time on bike, first kiss, first day at school etc. All of […]

My Experience of Social Anxiety Group #3

Day 3 On leaving the meeting last week I believed I would not have any apprehension in going to this week’s meeting. However, to my surprise [I guess I was being too optimistic], I found it more difficult. On further reflection I can only say it could be due to one of the underlying reasons […]

Thinking Out Loud (About Social Anxiety) Post #3

Things to Think about if you are struggling with Social Anxiety  Here are a few points that stuck with me from the Mater Social Anxiety group and from what others have brought up in the follow-up group. They helped me a lot in bringing my Social Anxiety under control.  They are, of course, easier said/typed […]