This is our interview with BBC Radio Cornwall on Time to Talk Day, 1st February 2018: It’s Time to Talk about student anxiety.
Hayley Stanton (Director at Quiet Connections); Ian Woodland (Student Liaison Officer); and Cornwall College students discuss how feeling socially anxious is affecting students.
With thanks to Martin Shaw from BBC Radio Cornwall for sharing this recording with us.
Hayley shares her personal stories of feeling shy, socially anxious, ‘not good enough’ and fearfully avoiding the good things in life. Growing her confidence through coaching, gradually stretching her comfort zone and connecting with others, she now uses everything she has learned to help other people grow their confidence in her role as a coach. Hayley is passionate about connecting people with similar stories and creating safe, supportive spaces to make friends and try new things. Hayley dreams of a time when all of the strengths, skills and goodness in ‘quiet’ is recognised and appreciated as readily as being bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight is right now.