Social anxiety affects approximately 13% of Irish adults at any one point in time. That is nearly one in eight adults.
This data was compiled pre pandemic and is expected to increase significantly in the months ahead as the country reopens and moves towards a new social era.
If you experience forms of social anxiety when you venture out again socially.
There are many organisations and support services available to assist you.
As a nation, social interaction is the norm of which we are renowned for globally. We must now explore new ways to maintain our culture whist respectfully observing the new social ettiquette.