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Coast FM: Talking all things quiet on Coast to Coast

15th September 2023

Hayley Stanton & Alistair Miller join Jez Kemp to talk all things 'quiet' and discuss the Penzance Meet Up on the Coast to Coast show. You can listen to us at the 1:18 timestamp below.

Truro Together: Quiet Connections at Archie Browns

1st September 2023

Our weekly Meet Ups in Truro have moved to a new time and place. You can now join us over lunchtime at Archie Browns.

Truro Together: Flourish as your true quiet self

1st March 2023

We share challenges of forming connections as a quieter person, and how our Quiet Meet Ups are a way of us advocating for more inclusion, fairness and equal opportunities for those of us with quieter temperaments.

Cornish Times: Liskeard group is helping people get out of their comfort zone

15th November 2022

The Liskeard Quiet Connections Meet Ups will take place at The Public Hall on Wednesday (7pm to 9pm).

Source FM: The Wildflower Hour on Social Anxiety & Wellbeing

16th September 2022

Michele Cheesman and Alistair Miller discuss social anxiety, introversion, the power of quiet confidence and the 5 ways to wellbeing, along with how you can become involved with Quiet Connections Meet Ups in Cornwall.

Cornish Times: What's on in Liskeard

7th September 2022

Hear from Ellie Zalick ahead of the new Quiet Meet Ups in Liskeard.

Surfers Against Sewage: Blue Health & SAS

11th May 2022

Michele shares her take on the connection between environment, 5 ways to wellbeing and human health with SAS at the first Million Mile May clean on Perranporth Beach.

Source FM: The Wildflower Hour on Blue Health

2nd December 2021 

Discover Blue Health and simple techniques you can use to ease anxiety with Phil on The Wild Flower Hour (you can catch his interview at 19 mins in!) 

Mental Health Check In Podcast: Social Anxiety & Nature Connectedness

26th September 2021

Hayley and Ellie join Joe to talk about our mission to reframe quiet and how both nature and photography can help people in overcoming social anxiety.

BBC Radio Cornwall: Social Anxiety Meet Ups in Cornwall

14th August 2021

Stacie talks about Quiet Connections and the Quiet Gatherings happening across Cornwall for those feeling socially anxious and socially awkward.

Bloom in Doom: Quiet Connections - Finding Peace in Nature

13th May 2021

Ellie discusses how Quiet Connections uses the power of nature to empower quieter, more introverted characters and those struggling with social anxiety.

The Handbook: Anxious About Going Back To Normal? Here’s How To Adapt To Life After Lockdown…

13th April 2021

Lottie Woodrow shared how The Quiet Community can support people feeling anxious about life after lockdown.

CHBN Radio:  Social Anxiety & Loneliness

10th November 2020

Hear Stacie & Hayley's thoughts on loneliness and how this relates to social anxiety at 2pm.

CHBN Radio: Panic Attacks & Quiet Entrepreneurship

9th October 2020

Hayley and Stacie join Adam to talk about panic attacks ahead of releasing free training for World Mental Health Day; and share their latest collaboration with the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Cornwall where they'll be helping people who feel anxious and self-doubting move through this to explore an idea for a business or community project.

CHAOS TV: Social Prescribing for Wellbeing

26th June 2020

We join Positive People and Pluss to talk about connecting local people with the wellbeing services they need. Stacie's on the panel sharing our experiences as an organisation that social prescribers refer people to.

BBC News: App helps people connect at home

21st May 2020

An app has been developed to help people in Cornwall who are struggling with confidence to stay connected and supported amidst Covid-19 restrictions

The Packet: Quiet Connections has received £220,000

27th February 2020

Quiet Connections is celebrating after being awarded almost £220,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with people who feel anxious in social situations

Truro Diocese: Faith and Mental Health in Cornwall

10th October 2019

Stacie and Hayley were keynote speakers at the Faith and Mental Health event held in Truro and the #ReframeQuiet exhibition was hosted at Truro Methodist Church over the week to mark World Mental Health Day.

BBC Radio Cornwall: Students who secretly feel socially anxious

14th February 2018

Hayley, Ian Woodland (Student Liaison Officer) and Cornwall College students discuss how feeling socially anxious is affecting students

Cornwall Live: Our most inspiring women in Cornwall

9th March 2019

Celebrating women who contribute to Cornwall on International Women's Day 2019

The Camborne, Redruth & Hayle Gazette: Quiet Groups running

May 2019

People who feel socially anxious are joining together in groups across Cornwall.

inFalmouth: Quietly connecting at Huddle Cafe

23rd March 2019

Quiet Connections is reframing what it means to be quiet through their group running at Huddle Cafe in Falmouth

Falmouth Packet: Grants made available to child mental health groups

9th January 2019

Quiet Connections supports young people with grants from The Cornwall Community Foundation’s Mental Health Fund

Cornwall College: Time to Talk event flags up mental health issues

 5th February 2018

Discussing the popular Time to Talk Day event held at Camborne campus.

BBC Radio Cornwall: Rising suicide rates in Cornwall

18th July 2017 

Hayley, Stacie, Fi and Gemma from Quiet Connections discuss their personal experiences of feeling suicidal.

The Camborne, Redruth and Hayle Gazette: Help for entrepreneurs working in the community

2nd January 2018

Quiet Connections is supported by The Lloyds Bank and School for Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme.

CHBN Radio: Get your pom poms ready for World Mental Health Day

 29th September 2017 

Hayley and Stacie of New Day Knitwear talk about the Coffee Cake Create event.

Cornwall Live: Hayley tells of the anxiety that led her to attempt suicide at 19 and how she helps others now

3rd June 2017

Hayley shares her story and introduces Quiet Connections.

Psychologies Magazine: Turning your sensitivity into your strength

July 2023 issue

Anna Gaunt chats with Hayley about the experiences of highly sensitive people and coaching for her article in the UK's best-selling emotional wellbeing magazine.

Rewind Radio: Daytimes with Zara Shoesmith

17th January 2023

Michele talks about Meet Ups across Cornwall.

Truro Together: Creating Quiet Connections in Truro

1st November 2022

Introducing the latest Monday Weekly Quiet Meet Up in Truro at Colours Cafe and Wellbeing Centre.

Falmouth Packet: Quiet Meet Ups in Cornwall set up

13th October 2022

Groups for introverted people who may suffer from social anxiety have been set up to help them connect with each other in a safe, welcoming spaces.

Source FM: A Space to Speak Your Mind - on Introversion & Quietude

1st September 2022

Michele Cheesman and Alistair Miller share their experiences of being a quiet and introverted person, and participating in our Quiet Meet Ups.

There's No Need to Explain Podcast: Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident

16th November 2021

Stacie shares her story of challenge with social anxiety and how she became the quiet, confident person she is today with The Mental Health Mamas.

Best Start Up: 20 Best UK Anxiety Podcasts of 2021

16th May 2021

Quiet Connections is #12 on this curated list of the best uk anxiety podcasts of 2021.

Chaplin73 Artist Interviews: with Stacie Clark

28th April 2021

Stacie talks about creativity, how she uses it and how it helps with wellbeing.

Cornwall Live: Twenty groups transforming people’s lives in Cornwall that you can help this Christmas

15th December 2020

Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum is helping a huge amount of people in need with their Christmas Catalogue, which Quiet Connections is a part of.

Source FM: A Space to Speak Your Mind - On Loneliness and Social Anxiety

5th November 2020

Stacie and Hayley join Richard on the 'A Space to Speak Your Mind' show on Source FM to talk about their personal experiences of loneliness and social anxiety, how these relate and what happens within us that keeps the cycle going.

You Better Werk: Starting your own business as an introvert

19th July 2020

Hayley discusses starting life as 'the quiet one' not wanting to speak up in class, not going to university - even sabotaging her own job applications, and becoming a successful coach supporting others to stop panicking and feel calm and confident in social situations, so they can speak up, join in, and feel like they truly belong. Watch here: Tea-break edition or Lunch-break edition.

CHBN Radio: How Quiet Connections is adapting during lockdown

1st June 2020

Hayley and Stacie join Adam to talk about how Quiet Connections is adapting during Covid-19.

Pirate FM: New app for people in Cornwall with social anxiety during Coronavirus

14th May 2020

A new app has been developed in Cornwall to support people who experience social anxiety

The Packet: Speaking the unspoken; an exhibition exploring social anxiety opens in Helston

25th May 2019

The "I was, I am, I will be" community project is on display at The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston throughout May

Dr. Lulu's Suicide Pages: From social anxiety to Director & Coach

14th January 2020

Sharing the impact of social anxiety with the Momatrician on a mission to prevent teen suicide, Dr Lulu.

BBC Radio Cornwall: "Stress, are we coping?"

14th -17th May 2019

The panel discussion held as part of our "I was, I am, I will be" exhibition was aired on BBC Radio Cornwall.

Cornwall Live: Quiet Connections is benefitting from Co-op donations

15th April 2019

Causes in the area currently benefitting from Co-op donations include Quiet Connections

Cornwall Live: The 30 under 30 entrepreneurs to watch out for in Cornwall

6th February 2019

Stacie joins Cornwall's 30 under 30 Class of 2018.

BBC Radio (x 6 stations): World Knit in Public Day

8th June 2018

Stacie talks about the wellbeing benefits of knitting & crochet ahead of World Knit in Public Day, with live interviews with BBC Radio Cornwall, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Solent, Oxford and Somerset.

BBC Spotlight: Students secretly feeling socially anxious

14th February 2018

Discussing social anxiety in students and our Time to Talk day event at Cornwall College.

CHBN Radio: What's in store for 2018

 9th February 2018

Hayley and Caroline discuss their experiences of social anxiety, share their plans for 2018, and pay tribute to their amazing volunteers.

Business Cornwall: Cornwall's 30 Under 30 Class of 2017

2nd February 2018

Hayley is selected for Cornwall's 30 Under 30 Class of 2017.

The Engine Room: Case Studies

December 2017

Engine Room case studies for Stacie (New Day Knitwear) and Hayley (Quiet Connections) before they merged.

Unlocking Potential: Breakthrough Stories: Quiet Connections

13th November 2017

Hayley shares how the Breakthrough course helped her turn around her career to suit her goals.

The Telegraph: How to manage mental health problems as a small business owner

11th July 2017

Stacie discusses anxiety in entrepreneurship.

The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World 

17th August 2017

Hayley has an article featured in this book by Jenn Granneman

CHBN Radio: Introducing Quiet Connections

 7th April 2017

Hayley introduces Quiet Connections and explains why she started the company and how we help.

Discover Helston: Quiet Connections Meet Ups Community

11th August 2023

Quiet Connections Helston Meet Ups have moved to a new time and venue. You can join in at The Epworth Centre from 6:00-8:00pm every Tuesday.

Truro Together: Celebrating Quiet Connections

1st July 2023

Quieteers James and Naomi share their experiences as we celebrate Quiet Connections' 6th Birthday with a Picnic Meet Up at Godrevy.

Liskeard Radio: Ellie talks quietude, social anxiety, psychology & Quiet Meet Ups

9th December 2022

Ellie, our Liskeard Quiet Connector, talks about quietude, social anxiety, psychology, music, our Quiet Meet Up in Liskeard and her own experiences with introversion and anxiety on David Ambler's Liskeard Radio Show (at 41mins).

Strength in Feathers: Beach Writing Session with Quiet Connections

4th October 2022

Emily shares her reflections from the September writing workshop she led for Quiet Connections on Gylly Beach.

Cornish Times: New group to support those in Liskeard facing anxiety

13th September 2022

Eleanor Zalick is starting up a new Quiet Connections Meet Up in Liskeard

Transparent Presence CIC: Ally Business Directory

10th August 2022

We are proud to be nominated as a safe space for the transgender community.

The Hypatia Trust's Woman of the Month: Hayley Stanton

1st December 2021

The Hypatia Trust's Woman of the Month celebrates and promotes amazing women in Cornwall, and Hayley is chosen as Woman of the month for December! Read her interview here.

Source FM: The Wildflower Hour on Social Anxiety, Creativity & Storytelling

19th August 2021

Stacie Clark explores storytelling, creativity, archetypes, desert islands and self-talk in the context of social anxiety.

Café & Networking Podcast: with Hayley Stanton, Social Anxiety Specialist

16th September 2021

Tom Reaoch talks with Hayley about how common social anxiety is, how the Digital Transformation has made it more intense and widespread, schooling and making services accessible for people experiencing social anxiety.

Best Start Up: 20 Best UK Self Help Podcasts of 2021

17th May 2021

Quiet Connections joins a variety of podcasts across the spectrum on this curated Top 20 Self-help Podcasts list.

Tom Knight - Humanist Celebrate: Grief – A Guide

11th May 2021

Tom explores the Kubler-Ross stages of grief and organisations that can support this process.

Shelley Klammer: Healing Social Anxiety

10th February 2021

Shelley and Stacie discuss how using expressive art practices such as collage, drawing, painting, and free-form writing can help to re-direct you back towards self-acceptance so that you can show up, as your authentic self more easily around others

A Space to Speak Your Mind: An Extra Space to Speak Your Mind - with Quiet Connections

5th November 2020

A bonus podcast episode featuring the full interview with Hayley and Stacie discussing social anxiety, panic attacks and loneliness. We explore how social anxiety can create feelings of loneliness and what we need to know to move through this.

Source FM: Exploring an idea when you feel self-doubting and anxious

9th October 2020

Stacie joins Andy Coote on 'Thank Source It's Friday' to share Quiet Connections' latest collaboration with the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Cornwall where they'll be running an online session to offer insights and tips to help people who have an idea for a business or community project, but are feeling too anxious and self-doubting to get started.


BBC Radio Cornwall: Lockdown Lessons

12th June 2020

Stacie shares how Quiet Connections has responded to the coronavirus outbreak, and how our learnings are going to shape Quiet Connections in the future.

BBC Radio Cornwall: Quiet Connections app launches community of understanding for quieter people

17th May 2020

Hayley talks about social anxiety and the new Quiet Connections app with Donna Birrell (at 3:35hrs)

Business Cornwall: Big shout for Quiet Connections

25th February 2020

Local social enterprise, Quiet Connections CIC, has been awarded almost £220k in National Lottery funding to support its work with people who feel anxious and avoidant in social situations.

CHBN Radio: Lockdown Special with Quiet Connections

1st May 2020

Hayley and Stacie discuss the impact of lockdown, the new Quiet Connections app and community group plans.

Business Cornwall: Cornwall’s 30 under 30 Class of 2018

6th February 2019

Stacie is selected for Cornwall's 30 Under 30 Class of 2018.

University of Exeter: B Law Hack

11th October 2019

Quiet Connections conducts sessions on imposterism for University of Exeter's Law and Business students.

Falmouth Packet: Quiet Connections opens the new Threemilestone Co-op

19th April 2019

As one of Co-op chosen causes, members of stores in the Truro area can pick Quiet Connections to benefit from their purchases.

West Briton: 'Quieteers' are connecting in a community of understanding

14th March 2019

Quiet Connections is running groups in Falmouh, Truro and Camborne for people who feel socially anxious.

Pirate FM: Truro is hosting an event to help cut the number of suicides

12th September 2018

Quiet Connections brings social anxiety to the agenda.

BBC News Online: 'Yarn bomb' of positivity hits Cornwall

23rd March 2018

Quiet Connections kick-off their #WeAreEnough campaign to promote self-esteem in Cornwall by yarn-bombing Truro.

Business Cornwall: Grow confidence in public speaking

20th February 2018

A new group has been formed to help people who find the idea of networking and public speaking just too daunting.

BBC Spotlight: Rising suicide rates in Cornwall

18th July 2017

Hayley, Stacie, Gemma and Fi from our Quiet Community bravely share their mental health stories

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