Happy Holidays

Christmas Tree with 'Happy Holidays' message

Christmas may be a joyful time that you look forward to, or maybe a time of year that you struggle with. What Christmas brings will be individual to each of us.

Christmas can be an amazing time of year for some people, but it can also be one of the hardest times of the year for others.
Christmas can bring about feelings of obligation and over-commitment to social plans.
Some people may experience loneliness and isolation. Others may find the disruption to their routines destabilising.

At a time when family and friends are normally the closest, in 2020 they might not be so close.
Looking after our Mental Health proactively is more important than ever this festive season.
Try to avoid any unhelpful and potentially harmful comparisons to others. Make sure you take some time out to have some “Me time”.

We have included some helpful resources below, just in case you or someone you know may need them:

PAPYRUSYoung suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight, every day of the year)
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org
SamaritansConfidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
DrinklineA free confidential helpline for people worried about their own or someone else’s drinking.
Phone: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm)
National Gambling Helpline
Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight)
Website: www.begambleaware.org
Hope For The DayInternational Mental Health Support Resources and Education
Website: https://www.hftd.org/find-help
*Information and resources are accurate at time of printing.

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