Christmas and your mental health

Christmas can be a testing time mentally, emotionally, physically and financially for many people. This year a great deal of us are feeling the fatigue and pressure brought on by nearly two years of lockdowns and a lingering pandemic. It’s okay if you’re not feeling full of joy during the festive season. We’re here to help you with your mental health.

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Every year we support thousands of people across the UK who find themselves overwhelmed by their mental health and money problems. With the rise in public spending at this time of year and recent changes to Universal Credit, we need your help to meet the increased demand for our Mental Health & Money Advice service this festive season. Please help us today so that people facing difficulties with their mental health and money get the help they deserve.

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Enjoy 25 days of festivities

Christmas Advent Calendar

Each day during the run up to Christmas we’re bringing you wellbeing tips, festive activities and easy ways to fundraise.

Top tips for managing your money and mental health in 2022

Christmas and New Year invites us to spend vast sums of money on gifts, food and sale items. Still, the new year often leaves us with a financial hangover that many people struggle to recover from.

Your financial and mental health are closely connected. If you don’t look after your money, it can be hard to manage your mental health and vice-versa. Our Mental Health & Money Advice service has some handy guidance on making a plan to manage your mental health and money at the start of a new year.

Get our top tips for 2022

Tackling loneliness and isolation with Clic

2.6 million adults across Great Britain report that they feel lonely “often” or “always”. We believe that no one should be lonely or isolated, and we’re helping people to connect and support each other through our online peer support platform Clic. Since Clic’s launch, we’ve helped thousands of people to feel less isolated and find the mental health information they need by offering resources and facilitating a safe environment, moderated 24/7, for people to chat peer-to-peer online.

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Downloadable resources

Wellbeing Scavenger Hunt for a Winter Walkabout

Log off, wrap up and get outside. Being in nature and taking notice of our surroundings can do wonders for our mental health at a time when we are often indoors. Have a go at Mental Health UK’s winter Scavenger Hunt – a great one to do with kids too!

Looking after your mental health during the festive season

The media portrays the festive season as a time of happiness, gifts and great company. While this is some people’s experience, for others it can be a challenging and lonely time. The festive period can affect our mental health in many different ways – we’ve put together some top tips on how to look after yourself and others.