• Brenda SmithThis is what Face It users say

    Face IT helped to put my fears in perspective

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  • GrettaThis is what Face It users say

    Face IT has helped me not to be so angry when people approach me to ask me what's wrong. Face IT has taught me stay calm and smile. It's better than frowning.

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  • Brenda SmithThis is what Face It users say

    Through the Face IT program I learnt how to cope with stares and questions... I was taught ways of dealing with people in a kind, considerate manner, rather than using the defensive, sometimes almost rude attitude I had been using. ..I became my old confident, friendly self.

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  • Brenda SmithThis is what Face It users say

    Face IT is a fantastic source of support

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about Face It

Before we start this program, I would like to begin by describing a little bit about the aim of Face IT. We'll also spend some time talking about some of the problems that individuals with visible differences may face as well as the issues that we need to think about. These may or may not be problems that affect you personally and the aim of this program is to provide you with the chance to work through the difficulties you most want to look at.

Face IT includes the use of cognitive-behavioural strategies, as well as social skills training techniques. These are designed to help you reconsider your beliefs about the behaviours of others, identify how un-helpful thoughts can affect your own behaviour and provide you with useful techniques to help social situations feel comfortable. Towards the end of the program you'll also be given the chance to learn how to deal with situations that you personally find distressing or uncomfortable.

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Congratulations on completing the film.

In this scenario you played the part of a person with a social phobia.

This may or may not be something that you feel worried about. The aim of the session was to make you think about how you would feel in a similar situation, or if you were doing something you find fearful.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it through the film the first time. The point is to show you that that the longer you stay in a situation, the lower your anxiety will become.

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Congratulations on completing the film.

In this scenario you played the part of a person with a social phobia.

This may or may not be something that you feel worried about. The aim of the session was to make you think about how you would feel in a similar situation, or if you were doing something you find fearful.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it through the film the first time. The point is to show you that that the longer you stay in a situation, the lower your anxiety will become.

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Eloise has invited her friend Michelle to restaurant. Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Go inside the restaurant

Go back

Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Sit in the restaurant

Step out of the restaurant

Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Stay for meal

Leave the restaurant without meal

Please choose the right option:

I am Female

I am Male

Eloise has invited her friend David to restaurant. Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Go inside the restaurant

Go back

Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Sit in the restaurant

Step out of the restaurant

Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Stay for meal

Leave the restaurant without meal

Congratulations on completing the film.

In this scenario you played the part of a person with a social phobia.

This may or may not be something that you feel worried about. The aim of the session was to make you think about how you would feel in a similar situation, or if you were doing something you find fearful.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it through the film the first time. The point is to show you that that the longer you stay in a situation, the lower your anxiety will become.

Start again

Congratulations on completing the film.

In this scenario you played the part of a person with a social phobia.

This may or may not be something that you feel worried about. The aim of the session was to make you think about how you would feel in a similar situation, or if you were doing something you find fearful.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it through the film the first time. The point is to show you that that the longer you stay in a situation, the lower your anxiety will become.

Start again

Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Get in to the bus stop queue

Go back

Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Board the bus

Don't board the bus

Please choose the right option:

I am Female

I am Male

Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Get in to the bus stop queue

Go back

Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Board the bus

Don't board the bus

Congratulations on completing the film.

In this scenario you played the part of a person with a social phobia.

This may or may not be something that you feel worried about. The aim of the session was to make you think about how you would feel in a similar situation, or if you were doing something you find fearful.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it through the film the first time. The point is to show you that that the longer you stay in a situation, the lower your anxiety will become.

Start again

Congratulations on completing the film.

In this scenario you played the part of a person with a social phobia.

This may or may not be something that you feel worried about. The aim of the session was to make you think about how you would feel in a similar situation, or if you were doing something you find fearful.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make it through the film the first time. The point is to show you that that the longer you stay in a situation, the lower your anxiety will become.

Start again

Michelle is going to buy a present for her mum on her mum's birthday. Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Go inside the shop

Go back

Michelle is inside the shop, please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Look for a present

Step out of the shop

Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Buy present

Leave the present

Please choose the right option:

I am Female

I am Male

David is going to buy a present for his mum on her birthday. Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Go inside the shop

Go back

David is inside the shop, please choose what you would like David to do next:

Look for a present

Step out of the shop

Please choose what you would like David to do next:

Buy present

Leave the present

Congratulations on completing the social skills examples.

Come back to the examples at any time and work through them again if you find them helpful.

Start again

Eloise has invited her friend Michelle for coffee and meet at restaurant. Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Accept the offer

Decline the offer

Michelle has arrived at cafe, please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Enter the restaurant and wait for her friend

Continut to wait outside

Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Sit with a book and wait for her friend

Getting fidgety so leave cafe

Michelle's friend came late so please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Accept her friend's apology

Get angry with her friend for keep her waiting

Congratulations on completing the social skills examples.

Come back to the examples at any time and work through them again if you find them helpful.

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Michelle is approaching a group of teenagers, which made him/her feel anxious. Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Keep walking

Walk away

A group of teenagers laughing on her. Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Keep walking

Walk away

Michelle has approched the teenagers group, please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Say good evening

Ignore them

Michelle walking away from teenagers group while one teenager commented on her, Please choose how you would like Michelle to respond?

Ignore comments

Respond to comments

Congratulations on completing the social skills examples.

Come back to the examples at any time and work through them again if you find them helpful.

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Michelle has applied for a job and got an interview call. Please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Accept the job interview

Decline the job interview

Michelle is getting ready for the interview in front of mirror and getting really anxious, please choose what you would like Michelle to do next:

Attend the interview

Don't attend the interview

Michelle sat in the interview and responding to the interviewers, Please choose how you would like Michelle to respond?

Respond confidently

Respond anxiously in the interview

At the end of the interview, one of the interviewers asked Michelle an inappropriate question about her appearance. Please choose how you would like Michelle to tackle this question?

Don't answer the question

Stay relaxed and address the interviewer's concern