Social Anxiety

Children and young people affected by social anxiety find social situations, interactions with people and fears of being scrutinised or watched by other. This can create feelings of inadequacy, embarrassment, shame, self- consciousness, judgement.

Whilst some of this can be a normal anxiety to a new situation or people, it is usually overcome with familiarisation, however, some children and young people experience it a lot more debilitatingly.

For more information on Social Anxiety, please see the following links:

Social Anxiety.pdf (

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety – Anxiety UK

Social Anxiety in children and teenagers (

Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) | Psychology Today United Kingdom