For people who experience social anxiety, the return to ‘normal’ life after lockdown may feel challenging.
With many places opening back up after lockdown, many people are enjoying life going back to ‘normal’ (albeit a ‘new normal’). But this isn’t the case for everyone.
For those who experience social anxiety, the lockdown period may have brought reprieve from daily face-to-face interactions, and the thought of going back into the wider community post-pandemic may feel hard.
Social anxiety – or social phobia – isn’t just about being a bit nervous or uncomfortable around others, it’s a mental and physical battle.