Overly nervous in social situations? Hate being the centre of attention? This course could help you manage social anxiety and connect more easily with others.
Connect More is a short course for students with social anxiety.
Over four weekly sessions and a follow up, we’ll help you deal with the discomfort of social situations so you can start connecting more with others.
- understand social anxiety and how unhelpful thoughts and behaviours maintain it
- learn tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for managing social anxiety
- practise interacting with others in a supportive setting.
The first two sessions are online on MS Teams. After that, we'll meet in person in a room on campus.
Connect More is not group therapy. You don’t have to disclose difficult feelings or speak at all if that feels too much. That said, we’ll gently encourage you to take part as we know it’s one of the best ways to make progress.
Who is the course for?
This course is for you if you feel fearful in social situations such as making small talk or meeting new people. Or you find yourself avoiding interactions - from being in a shared kitchen to speaking up in lectures. It could also help if you feel overly worried about what others think of you.
The course is not suitable if you have severe social anxiety or another significant mental health problem or if you are at high risk. In that case, please arrange a consultation with a Wellbeing Adviser.
What participants say
- "I feel better equipped to deal with situations that cause anxiety and can more confidently interact."
- "I’m glad I came. My confidence has grown and I’m better at facing my fears."
- "I found it really useful in overcoming anxiety."
The Connect More course we are running in semester two is full. We plan to run the course again next academic year. Once we have decided dates and times, we will add this information here.
Request a place
Use the link below to register your interest in attending this course when we run it again later in 2022.