Autumn/Winter 2022 DROP-IN Dates:

Dear Lovely SASH friends,

Life has changed immeasurably for Everyone, there are extraordinary challenges and gifts being presented to each one of us. Connection and disconnection has taken on a whole new level of consciousness. SASH would like to offer a safe space to come and reconnect with familiar and unfamiliar faces and remember, through sharing, that we belong, and we are not alone, even though it can often feel like the opposite is true.

UPCOMING: Drop-in Meetings on Zoom: 

Mon 17th Oct - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Mon 24th Oct - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Mon 31st Oct - 7.00-8.30pm
Mon 14th Nov - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Mon 21st Nov - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Mon 28th Nov - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Mon 5th Dec - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Mon 12th Dec - 7.00pm - 8.30pm
* TBC * 19th Dec - 7.00pm - 8.30pm

£15 or £12 for concessions.

PLEASE CONTACT: info@sashgroup.org for more information on the drop-ins. 

A bit about SASH (Social Anxiety Self Help Groups)

We have been running groups for people 

experiencing social anxiety since 2004. 

Sadly, in Dec 2018, after 14 years, our Monday night Drop-In Meeting at The Open Centre came to a close. Currently we are offering Zoom Meetings. However, watch this space as I am thinking about offering an in-person weekend workshop at some point soon. Let me know if you are interested as this would be helpful for me to see what the demand is like for this.

Please keep an eye on the website, as there will be other SASH events from time to time, such as; 12 week therapy groups, weekend workshops and mindfulness groups.

Use the navigation bar on the left to find more information about our activities  

We would like to take the opportunity to Thank everyone who has been part of our groups whether you have been an attendee or one of our volunteer facilitators, everyone's continued support has been invaluable.    


Our meeting room at the Open Centre

Testimonials from our last therapy group

"I met other people who had the same problem I had. I had the opportunity to make some connections I would not normally have made.

I listened to other peoples backgrounds and stories that let me know I was not alone in my suffering."

"It allowed time to reflect, be guided as well as challenged and consider with others in doing so. Just thinking on this, that’s kind of a rare thing..."

What is your experience of social anxiety?
Written by participants in one of our workshops

A Poem By A
12 Week Therapy Group Participant

Take Flight Poem

To be able to breathe without phlegm,
To be able to be myself again,
The self that I truly comprehend,
Without judgement form an inner voice or a friend,
To be able to greet the future without apprehension,
To be able to smile without tension,
To be able to be still in the midst of my hearts beating rage,
To be able to understand why I feel such shame,
It is difficult to have to act mature at this life's stage,
Because my soul feels less than half its age,
The fear of the unknown feels like being in a thorny maze,
Keeps me in my comfort zone,
Or as they say, staying in my lane,
Told to be level headed or am I just imbalanced in the brain?
Can often be sensitive to a temperature change
But cannot feel numb to the real depths of pain,
I can stare at the window pane,
The window of opportunity, until my eyes double glaze,
Feeling like life is passing me by,
Being shackled by chains
I'm starting to regret my life's vows
Battling in vain,
My shoulders struggle to be bare the weight and the strain,
As I wipe the sweat from my brow, those moments always feel lame,
When confronted with "you're not sweating now!"
It becomes harder to explain
So I keep a brighter side at times, so I don't extinguish my flame,
As anxiety has unlearned some of my ways to behave,
Maybe I can take FLIGHT as fortune favours the brave,
Maybe I can take FLIGHT as fortune favours the brave,
Maybe I can take FLIGHT as fortune favours the brave.