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Connect More

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 free online course for Bath students struggling with social anxiety.

Over five weekly sessions, we’ll help you deal with some of the discomfort of formal and informal social situations so that you can start to connect more with other people.

On Connect More, you will:

  • gain a better understanding of social anxiety and the role of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours in maintaining the problem
  • learn techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for managing social anxiety
  • practise interacting with others in a supportive group setting.

Connect More is not group therapy. You certainly don’t have to disclose difficult feelings. Nor do you have to speak at all if that feels too difficult. That said, we’ll gently encourage you to take part because we know it’s one of the best ways to start overcoming social anxiety.

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 if you find yourself avoiding interactions - from being in a communal kitchen to speaking up in lectures.

Connect More could also be of help if you feel overly self-conscious and anxious about what other people think of you.

The group is not suitable if you have persistent or severe social anxiety or another significant mental health problem, or if you are at a high level of risk. If that's the case for you, we encourage you to arrange an initial consultation with us to talk through other ways we might help.

Dates and times

Connect More takes place on five consecutive Monday afternoons, 2pm-4pm, starting on Monday 2nd November.

Request a place

To request a place, email listening@bath.ac.uk. We'll get in touch with you to arrange a short one-to-one call to make sure the course is a good fit for you.

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