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Mental health and Christmas

News – 13 December 2022

This time of year can often put added stress on individuals and families; you might be worried about your finances, suffering from ill health, feeling lonely or you feel pressured for everything to be ‘perfect’. All these things can affect our mental health.

If you feel you need support, remember there’s help and advice out there.

Mind – advice and support for those experiencing mental health issues

Age UK – services and support to older people, to help them make the most of later life

Refuge National Domestic Abuse helpline – a free, 24-hour helpline for anyone experiencing domestic abuse

Samaritans – for those who are finding it difficult to cope or if you’re worried about someone else.

For some practical tips to help you look after your mental wellbeing, visit the NHS website