Please treat others with the RESPECT and TOLERANCE that you would hope to be treated with yourself.
Behaviour that is INTOLERANT, UNSUPPORTIVE, UNWELCOMING, UNFRIENDLY or INSENSITIVE and therefore harms the good environment of the chatrooms will NOT be tolerated.
Much useful information is contained both on this website and in the forums, and support is available from the Forum and Chatrooms, please take your time to explore everything that the SAUK organisation can offer you.
'Regular' social anxiety is known to all of us as an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness.
Millions of people around the world suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder (also known as Social Phobia) and related conditions.
Despite being the most common type of anxiety disorder and the cause of much impairment and suffering, it is under-recognised and under-treated.
However, most of us have found that just finding out more about the issues and talking to other people who know what it is like to experience the same problems has been truly beneficial.
Experiencing these kinds of feelings and thoughts can be very isolating, you can feel like the only person in the world with these kinds of problems, but one of the most reassuring things that many people gain from joining the SAUK community is that they are not alone, that others have experienced and continue to experience the same thoughts and feelings.
As a result of this, the operators may occasionally act to remove anyone who continues to jeopardise the chatting environment.
All users are asked to respect the decisions of the ops at any given time.
They tend to ruminate over past social incidents, worrying about how they might have come across.
At a deeper level, sufferers can experience chronic insecurity about their relationships with others, hypersensitivity to criticism, or fears of being rejected by others.