Christmas can be a difficult time for everyone

Even if you start early in the year, the decorating, gift buying and cooking causes a lot of worry as we strive to provide the perfect Christmas for our family and friends, and forget about ourselves.

We can work ourselves silly in order to avoid anyones disappointment on the big day.

If you suffer from a mental health issue these problems can be heightened and reach a dangerous level. The stresses of Christmas can become totally overwhelming and cause a lot of worries for yourself and your loved ones.

But its very important not to ruin the holiday for yourself; make space for a little ‘me time’ and don’t be afraid to say no. If tempers flare and worries get the better of you, remember, its only one day of the year - just enjoy what you can and let the pressures go.

Don’t let your mental illness spoil your Christmas, speak to us and we can help.

Mind's Light Up Christmas Appeal is here to support those suffering from depression this Christmas, read more here and find out how your donation can make a difference. 

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