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Online resources to support your mental health over the festive period.

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

Although Christmas is a time for festive cheer, it can also take its toll on our mental health. With routines being interrupted and the expectation to attend festive events and socials, we've collected some online resources that may help you to manage your feelings this Christmas.

1. How to manage grief over the festive period with Happiful Magazine

Here are some suggested steps to cope with grief and loss this Christmas: 1. Consider your traditions. It’s important to acknowledge that this Christmas will be different to other years, and will be tough.

2. Christmas and mental health with Mind

Whether or not Christmas is part of your life, your mental health might be affected by it happening around you. It's a time of year that often puts extra pressure on us, and can affect our mental health in lots of different ways.

3. Essential first aid kit to help survive Christmas and New Year with First Aid for Life

Christmas and New Year are busy times of year. The festive season sees a dramatic increase in the number accidents and illnesses, with more people rushing around and families pooling their germs! However, it is also a time when your GP and local chemist are likely to be closed. Here are some top tips for health essentials to stock up on before Christmas.

4. What to do if you find Christmas difficult with Young Minds

For all the fun and festivities of the holiday season, for many it can be a time of loneliness or anxiety. Beth writes about her experiences, and shares how she has found ways of making Christmas a wonderful time of the year.

5. #JoinIn on the Christmas Day Twitter chat with Sarah Millican

If you're not looking forward to Christmas Day, maybe jump on Twitter and follow the hashtag #joinin for some chat and company. I'll be there and so will lots of other lovely people.


We hope these resources will support you through the festive period if you are finding it a little difficult, remember if you live in the Cheshire West and Chester area there are contact number you can get in touch with to access 24/7 support if you need it. See below:

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