Claire’s Column

Shooting straight from the hip every week!

Social steps. . .

There’s a party this weekend, you should come – A phrase guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of all those who suffer with social…


Social Anxiety – Fact Sheet

Social Anxiety medical definition – a fear of social situations Claire definition – the idea of social gathering or being the centre of attention makes…


What Does An Anxious Person Look Like?

One of the most common remarks I hear when talking about mental health is, “you don’t look like you have social anxiety.” Or, “but you’re…


We’re All Mad Here Book

After one year in the making, the book has finally been published and will available everywhere from Monday 21st November! Thank you to everyone who…


Going underground – anxiety & transport

Here we are, back to reality after a gloriously long Easter weekend. Blue, me? Let’s just say that I almost cried when my alarm went off this morning. Then thought about phoning in sick (I came up with at least four decent reasons). After another ten minutes I crawled out from under the covers and cursed the world. WHY […]