Explains how the period around Christmas and New Year might affect your mental health. Gives tips on how to cope and suggestions for supporting someone else.
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.
For example, if you:
“Listening to other people's exciting plans makes me feel like an alien being, as I don't have all those wonderful relationships in my life.”
The festive period could affect your mental health in other ways too. For example:
If Christmas is a hard time for you, it's important to remember that you are not alone. There are things you can try that might help, such as:
This information was published in October 2021. It will be updated in 2022.
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