Christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year. Time to spend with family, friends and loved ones. Christmas dinner, presents; sitting in front of the TV watching The Snowman.
For some, Christmas can be the worst time of year. But there are things that we can do to help. Make sure our elderly neighbours are OK, maybe visiting them on Christmas Day for an hour to make their day less alone or even inviting them for Christmas dinner.
Remembering that depression is not miraculously cured at Christmas and that people still need your support, or even just your understanding.
If you need help at Christmas, there are people that you can turn to, even if you just need someone to listen.
Tel No 0300 123 3393
Tel No 116 123
Tel No 0800 9177650
Info line 08000 50 20 20
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Tel No 0207 837 7324
Tel No 0300 304 7000
Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide
National self-help body for the Transgender community
Information Line 01582 412220
Tel No 0808 2000 247
Beating eating disorders.
Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650
Tel No 0808 800 4444
Tel No 0844 967 4848
Youth helpline 01753 840393