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Personal progress entry 1 for social anxiety?

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    I know that personal progress courses are primarily for those with learning disabilities but as someone with quite debilitating social anxiety and incredibly low confidence, i wonder if it would be beneficial. I've already dropped out of a sixth form AND a college (because of my anxiety) I'm barely a month into my first year, i know i have to something but i just really don't know. If anyone has had a similar experience or even just if you've taken/are taking the course I'd be interested to know what it entails.
    I was hoping to take the course to improve my social skills and my confidence issues and then try A levels (or some other kind of course that could get me into uni) next year. Xx
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I know that personal progress courses are primarily for those with learning disabilities but as someone with quite debilitating social anxiety and incredibly low confidence, i wonder if it would be beneficial. I've already dropped out of a sixth form AND a college (because of my anxiety) I'm barely a month into my first year, i know i have to something but i just really don't know. If anyone has had a similar experience or even just if you've taken/are taking the course I'd be interested to know what it entails.
    I was hoping to take the course to improve my social skills and my confidence issues and then try A levels (or some other kind of course that could get me into uni) next year. Xx
    I'd not even heard of these if I'm honest but one thing that's really helped me is volunteering. Find something you really care about (or even just your local oxfam or whatever) and see if you can help- it's honestly made such a difference to me in terms of confidence and things like that! There's the Volunteering forum on here and https://do-it.org/ which are as good a place as any to start, tbh just replying to some threads on here and the feeling of having helped someone is great too if something more organised feels too daunting.

    Other than that, if you've not seen your GP and any support people at your college yet they're worth a visit too. They should know more about these courses anyway and if they're something that might help you.

    Hope that helps a bit! Feel free to PM me or whatever if you want to talk, I used to be so so like you but you can do this!
 
 
 
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