Although the festive period is the season of cheer for many, it can also be a challenging time if you are struggling with your mental wellbeing. Depression and Anxiety can make it difficult to enjoy the festivities and the pressures of Christmas and New Year can make it a stressful, overwhelming and sometimes lonely time of the year. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtably add to this, and the uncertainty of what the next few months will hold makes this a concerning time for many.
We are all individuals and respond to situations in different ways therefore not every self-help suggestion will work for everyone. There are no set rules for managing emotions so a helpful way of thinking about this could be to think “is my current method working for me?” If the answer is yes, then great, but if not, these strategies may be an alternative way to help you through a difficult time.
The document linked below contains some helpful information and contact details to support you through this festive period.
Self Help Tips for the Festive Period
Crisis and Advice Helplines
Managing Your Money
Supporting Your Community