Resources & Links

NOTE: These links are provided for information only – Social Anxiety Bristol do not endorse or recommend in an official capacity any book, website or service listed on this page or any product or service advertised on the websites listed here.  You are under no obligation to sign up for any of the products or services advertised.

Useful Phone Numbers:

  • Samaritans
    Phone: 116 123 (open 24 hours)
  • MindLine Helpline: 0808 808 0330

Other Groups based in Bristol

  • Hub of Hope
    A new comprehensive listing of support groups in the area
  • Changes Bristol
    A peer support group for people with various mental health challenges.  Meetings are held at various locations around Bristol.
  • SISH Bristol: Self-Injury/Self-Harm Support Group
    SISH is a self-help group who those who self harm.  Weekly meetings are held in Bristol.
  • Triumph Over Phobia (TOP)
    TOP provides self-help groups for people with phobias and obsessive compulsive disorder.  They use graded exposure to help people overcome their challenges.
  • Bristol Mind
    Bristol Mind is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas.  It provides a wide range of advocacy services, a confidential helpline and other services in aid in recovery.
  • Rethink
    Rethink is the largest severe mental illness charity.  It offers services such as advocacy, career advice, help lines and help with housing.
  • Anxiety UK
    Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including one to one therapy services.
  • Community access support service
  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
  • Second Step
    Help When You Need It support services
    Free wellbeing courses

Recommended Reading List:

  1. Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step By Step – Dr Thomas A. Richards (2014).
  2. Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness – Gillian Butler (2009).
  3. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World – Mark Williams and Danny Penman (2011).
  4. I Have Hope: My Journey Through Social Anxiety, Depression and Self-Harm – Dave Rice (2015). A book of poetry based on the personal experiences of someone with social anxiety.
  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain (2013).
  6. The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook – Martin M. Anthony (2008).
  7. Social Anxiety Inside Out: How to Rise above the Negative Chatter and Live Life with Clarity – Steve Light (2013).
  8. Healing The Shame That Binds You – John Bradshaw (2006).
  9. Making Friends with Anxiety: A Warm Supportive Little Book to Help Ease Worry and Panic – Sarah Rayner (2014).
  10. Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers (2007).
  11. Managing Social Anxiety Workbook, 2nd Addition: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach – Debra A. Hope (2010).

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