Tips on looking after your mental health this Christmas

Christmas can be a time for celebration, but it can also be challenging for those going through difficult times. Whatever this festive period means to you, it’s important that everyone feels able to manage their mental health throughout the holidays. Whether you’re unsure how to cope with the loss of a loved one or the Christmas party is making you feel worried, here are some tips and ideas for looking after your mental health.

Coping with Social Anxiety

For people who suffer from social anxiety, the festive season can be really daunting, with Christmas parties and family gatherings on the horizon. Here are 4 ways of coping with these events if they are feeling overwhelming.

Coping with loneliness

Christmas can be a tough time of year to feel alone and if you have noticed that it’s affecting your mental health, we’ve put together some simple tips to make the holidays happier.

Coping with Bereavement

Whether it’s your first Christmas without a loved one that has passed or you were bereaved long ago, it’s important that you feel able to cope with this bereavement throughout the festive period. Having lost his dad to suicide, Nick has shared these tips to help us reach those who might be struggling.

Looking after your mental health

The holidays can be a busy period, which can sometimes mean self-care goes to the bottom of our priorities. But taking care of your mental wellbeing doesn’t have to get in the way of the festivities, here are some simple ways you can look after your mental health over Christmas.