Meet our Liskeard Volunteer: Zoe Zalick’s Story
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Meet our Liskeard Volunteer: Zoe Zalick’s Story

Hello, I am Zoe Zalick – Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), musician, teacher, voice coach, sci-fi fan and lover of cats, coasts and campervans. I spend most of my days using my voice and helping others to use theirs so people don’t always realise that as a young adult I was painfully shy and struggled to…

Celebrating Quiet Strength & Embracing Introverted Personalities

Celebrating Quiet Strength & Embracing Introverted Personalities

In a world where the spotlight often shines on extroverted traits, it’s time to acknowledge and celebrate the unique strengths that introverted individuals bring to the table. Quiet strength manifests in various forms, from deep introspection and thoughtful analysis to empathetic listening and creative problem-solving. While extroversion is often equated with confidence and assertiveness, introverts…

I thought it was just me -now we’re a compassionate community and six years old!

I thought it was just me -now we’re a compassionate community and six years old!

Quiet Connections is six years old! I thought it was just me –that I was weird, defective and didn’t fit in. For as long as I could remember, I’d been shy and struggled to talk to people or cope with attention. I hid myself away, expecting rejection, and keeping myself isolated in the ‘shy box’…

Quiet Success Story: From Social Anxiety to a Social Job
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Quiet Success Story: From Social Anxiety to a Social Job

Amanda from Cornwall was struggling with social anxiety when she was referred to Quiet Connections via the Positive People programme for coaching during the pandemic (we’re a specialist provider on the programme so Change Coaches can refer to us). Usually, coaching occurs walking and talking in-person, embracing the blue health benefits of the stunning coastal…

How the new Quiet Connections app can help you get friendship, support & understanding

How the new Quiet Connections app can help you get friendship, support & understanding

Quiet Connections app launches creating a community of understanding, support and friendship for quieter people. The Quiet Connections app offers a safe space to easily connect with new friends and get support for those who struggle with meeting new people and speaking up in groups and conversations. The app has been created to bring together…

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…

Quiet Connections is calling out for votes to get Bags of Help from Tesco!

Quiet Connections is calling out for votes to get Bags of Help from Tesco!

We’re bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Quiet Connections is one of three groups shortlisted to receive the cash award at Tesco Camborne throughout March and April….

How can feeling socially anxious, shy and awkward affect someone’s life?
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How can feeling socially anxious, shy and awkward affect someone’s life?

Talking about our self-doubt and our anxieties in social situations is still taboo. We tend to think we should be able to do certain things, like talk to strangers and speak up, just because other people seem to manage with ease. It can feel like we’re the only person struggling. Then there’s the stigma we experience when…