I am resident in the UK. I have been supporting my son with social anxiety for the past 8 years. He is now in his 20's. Support for this debilitating condition is absolutely appalling. I have given up with medical health professionals and various service providers (including Social Services) who told me that he was not eligible for any support as he didn't meet any of their criteria. My husband abandoned my son at the age of 14 because he doesn't like dealing with any sort of mental health problems, and both my son and I are alone and isolated.....

He has no friends and barely leaves the home. I suffer from chest pains frequently and feel incredibly sad most of the time.

I am sure that there are many parents and their children that are struggling like we are and was wondering if anyone would like to meet up? Offer mutual support and share suggestions.

Please contact me.... even if it is just for a chat.