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.
Christmas can be difficult for anyone, at any point in their life. You might know other people who are also finding Christmas hard this year.
This page covers some things that can affect how we feel at Christmas:
You might relate to some experiences listed on this page. But you might also have other reasons for finding Christmas hard that aren't listed here.
"I find it extremely lonely and isolating. It all seems to drag on for months as well."
"I love decorating my tree and watching Christmassy films, but it's also a very emotional time, especially when you watch TV adverts and family sitcoms and everyone is so happy... Then you realise you have... You."
This information was published in December 2019. We will revise it in 2020.
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