What it takes to feel like you matter
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What it takes to feel like you matter

Have you felt like you don’t matter? I wonder how many of do. I, for one, spent years feeling this way. Like it doesn’t matter if I’m at that event, with those people, or if I even exist. Who will notice? Who will be affected? Reduced feelings of ‘mattering’ have been found to contribute to loneliness…

What does a volunteer Quiet Connector do at a Meet Up?
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What does a volunteer Quiet Connector do at a Meet Up?

Our volunteer Quiet Connectors have a very important role to play at our Meet Ups. Every interaction they have grows our quieteers’ sense of connection and belonging. Their friendliness, attentiveness, support and reassurance helps to create a positive experience for that person, while nurturing a connected community where we can all flourish. A Quiet Connector…

Pop Up Meet Ups in Cornwall: Have a go at something new that you might just enjoy, too.
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Pop Up Meet Ups in Cornwall: Have a go at something new that you might just enjoy, too.

Do you love trying out new activities? Or do you feel a bit anxious about having a go at something new with other people? Perhaps it’s a bit of both, like me? In the last few months of 2022, I stretched my comfort zone by joining in sessions of laughing yoga, writing, costume life drawing…

(Quiet) volunteers wanted at Meet Ups in Cornwall [role description]
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(Quiet) volunteers wanted at Meet Ups in Cornwall [role description]

If you consider yourself introverted, sensitive or shy, then we’re your people. Our weekly Meet Ups gently connect quieteers like us in a safe, relaxing space where it’s okay to talk and it’s okay to be quiet too. Here, you can flourish in your life and career as your true quiet self – and help…

New volunteer-led Quiet Meet Up in Liskeard for Quiet Connections
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New volunteer-led Quiet Meet Up in Liskeard for Quiet Connections

New MeetUp in Liskeard Creating Quiet Connections Liskeard dance fitness instructor and psychology student, Ellie Zalick, is bringing together people who consider themselves to be quieter to gently make meaningful connections with others in their own way and at their own pace. As a volunteer connector with Quiet Connections CIC, Ellie is creating a welcoming…

Creating Quiet Connections in Truro
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Creating Quiet Connections in Truro

Creating Quiet Connections at New MeetUp in Truro Quiet Connections held the first of its new weekly meetups yesterday, bringing together people who consider themselves to be quieter in Truro. Every Monday from 4:00-6:00pm, Quieteers will be coming together at Colours Cafe and Wellbeing Centre in a comfortable space where it’s okay to talk and…

How The National Lottery are helping us to support more people experiencing social anxiety in Cornwall
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How The National Lottery are helping us to support more people experiencing social anxiety in Cornwall

We’re super excited to be celebrating being awarded almost £220,000 in National Lottery funding to support our work with people who feel anxious and avoidant in social situations. The grant will be used to run more activities across Cornwall that support people in growing confidence and self-acceptance whilst making new friends. As many of you…

What you need to know about joining a Quiet Connections Cornwall gathering when you experience social anxiety
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What you need to know about joining a Quiet Connections Cornwall gathering when you experience social anxiety

When you experience social anxiety, social gatherings can seem endlessly daunting, and it can often feel as though the safest option is to gracefully bow out and avoid such situations. I know this because I have done it countless times, and I know I probably will do it at least a few more times in…