Helping you get through tough times

‘Tis the season

As we inch closer to Christmas, days become colder and darker. You may find yourself needing a little boost for your mood.

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This time of year, we’re constantly reminded it’s the season of good cheer and socialising.

But sometimes, we can be overwhelmed by the worry of money, presents, decorations and if you’re a student, exams.

While people can get caught up with a sense of pressure at Christmas, from parties to present buying, remember it is really about spending some time with your loved ones.

This can be your immediate family, relatives and friends.

Just talk

Sometimes even spending thirty minutes with your family or friends, can help boost your mood and make you feel a little better. If you’re feeling down, those few minutes can help you relieve any stress you may have.

You may find yourself talking about what’s getting you down. Even the act of talking with someone you know and trust, is a step in the right direction.

Fun activities

It doesn’t have to be all about talking. There are plenty of other activities you can get involved in that will have a positive effect on your mental health.

Board games and card games make for some of the funniest and best memories of Christmas. I know there’s nothing that has cheered me up more!

Take part

Take advantage of any kind of break you have by slowing down and living in the moment, have a few laughs, and just being around those you love.

Help out by putting up the tree and decorations. Or even go as far as getting involved in the Christmas dinner (like me!).

Remember, it’s the season to spend some quality time with your loved ones and don’t get stressed by it, enjoy it and the time together.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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