Many people with phobias will go out of their way to avoid a situation where they might have to face their fear. This avoidance technique, which at first seems effective, can significantly impact how they live their life.
Social Phobia, which covers a range of fears, can be a specific situation like public speaking right along the scale to completely withdrawing from any social contact. BYHP works with a number of young people suffering with Social Phobia conditions like travelling on public transport, communicating in large groups and attending a job interview.
At the beginning of 2016 we launched a “Face Your Fears” Campaign to encourage our local community to face their fears, gaining a greater understanding of what many of our young people go through on a daily basis and help raise much needed funds for our charity.
The campaign began with Beverley Bates, who is scared of heights and flying, being subjected to a number of tricks in a stunt plane. Beverley raised over £1400 pounds for BYHP.
To see just what she endured to face her fears and to help BYHP, here is the video:
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