This time of year can often put extra pressure on us, and can affect our mental health in lots of different ways. Whether you are experiencing financial strain or feel frustrated by other people's views of a 'perfect' Christmas, it can be challenging to maintain your wellbeing throughout the festive period.
Here are a list of local and national organisations, and other resources that can offer support, through advice, self-care tips and more:
The Gate Food Bank: click here for more information
Closes at 1pm on Friday 23rd December & reopens on Wednesday 4th January 2023 at 10am.
For access to food during the closed period please contact: 07584867362
Shout: click here for more information
Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258. Our trained volunteers are here to listen at any time of day or night, and messages won't appear on your phone bill.
Ways to cope during Christmas: click here for more information
This website provides a range of advice and tips on a wide variety of things from money worries to managing relationships and how to talk to someone. Some of these tips may not feel helpful or relevant for you right now. Try some different things and see what works best for you.
Ways to support someone during Christmas: click here for more information There are lots of reasons that someone in your life might find Christmas difficult, this webpage offers support and insight into supporting someone through the holidays. From letting them know you understand Christmas can be difficult to avoid forcing someone to ‘cheer up’.
Creative self-care with City Arts Nottingham: Click here for more information This website offers creative tutorials that highlights the effects art can have on supporting your mental health. Making art boosts our confidence. It helps us feel more engaged and resilient. Being creative has been shown to relieve anxiety, depression, and stress.