Watching others having fun, planning family gatherings and buying gifts and food for Christmas, can heighten feelings of loss and isolation.
It is important to be aware that not everyone will be in a celebratory mood and be sensitive to those who, for whatever reason, find the festive period tough going.
On our contact page, you will find helplines that you can access if you are struggling this year. In addition to these, is Hopeline. Run by the charity Papyrus it can support you if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be. You can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays. For more information.Click here