Christmas time and the mental health
Mental health is just like physical health – everybody has it and we need to take care of it.
The overall number of people with mental health issues has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope with the pressure.
At Christmas the pressure is on to have the perfect present bought to the loved ones, to have the perfect dinner cooked. Most people are overwhelmed by Christmas time and they want to do things perfectly. Please do not put extra pressure on yourself.
Kids are happy to get new toys but they are happier to get a hug from you, to spend precious time with their parents, to see them smile.
Friends and family are happy to go out for a coffee or lunch with you instead of getting something they will never use. Spend time with your loved ones, listen to them what they have to say and enjoy every moment with your kids. Pay extra attention to those who are alone. Be kind to one another.
Being able to give love, hugs or just a kind word is precious. It doesn’t cost anything to you it might mean the world to others.
It is never too late to change. The power us within you.
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