Christmas – a happy time?………..
For many it is. It’s a time for re-charging our batteries. Eating and drinking too much. Not doing much exercise. Watching repeats we’ve seen a thousand times (feels like!) and of course laughing and joking with family and friends.
But for some, it’s a time of isolation and loneliness. A time of year when there is no familiar routine of work. Often a time of dread.
As always, keep an eye on those around you. Be mindful of that ‘change’ and break the loneliness and isolation they are feeling. The true spirit of Christmas is being there for others – not spending the most money on credit cards!
Put these numbers in your mobile to use whenever you need them or others around you do………..
Childline: – 0800 1111
Samaritans: – 116123
Domestic Violence Hotline: – 0800 200 247
Mind: – 0300 123 3393
Age UK: – 0800 169 6565
Victim Support: – 0808 168 911
Being there for someone else is the greatest gift to give……..