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Christmas festivities are in a few short weeks, and whilst I enjoy Christmas I have been thinking about those people who this may not be a happy time for.

There could be a number of reasons why this may be the case not only at this time of year but throughout the year.


Missing loved ones.

Cost of living has risen and I hear families struggling to eat and keep warm let alone buy presents, decorations and travel to see relatives.

Others may struggle to feel accepted, social media pressures and stigma surrounding your mental health.

Mental health Matters has a list of helpful resources you can find at


Minds Christmas coping tips.


I hope you have a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year

Lorraine Lowe

Lorraine is a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with 35 years experience. She is also a a fully accredited member of The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. (BABCP). I am fully registered member of the General Social Care council.

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