Although the festive season is a welcome rest and lovely family time for many of us, it can pose huge issues for people who suffer from mental health issues, do not have family or friends to spend it with, or those struggling in other ways.
If you are one of those people, please use one of the following contacts to seek help;
Call the Samaritans on 116 123 – they are always there to listen. If you don’t feel up to speaking on the phone, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call NHS 111 (England) for non-emergency situations or 999 if you feel suicidal. Alternatively, if you are able to get to your local A&E such as our amazing HRI in Huddersfield, they can help you too. 999 is also available in other emergencies.
You can also call 0300 304 7000 if you are experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else. This SANEline service operates from 4:30pm – 10:30pm daily.
If you are struggling this Christmas, do remember you are not alone and that there are always ways to make things better. Those who are supporting those who suffer at this time of year, I admire and commend your efforts.
I hope that everyone has a great time this festive season, but if you need some help, the above contacts should be beneficial and helpful for you.