The festive period can be a joyful time of year – a chance to have a break from university work, catch up with friends or family and recharge ahead of the new year. However, we know it can also be difficult, especially if you are experiencing mental health problems.
It is important to remember that mental health difficulties don’t take a break just because it’s the holidays. Look out for your loved ones and yourself over the festive break and remember it’s okay not to be okay at this time of year. Try to put in some time for rest and self-care.
- Not everyone is excited for Christmas, and that’s okay: The holidays can be a difficult time of year for some. Becky shares what she finds helpful over the festive period from maintaining a routine, to reaching out if you’re in need of help and learning when to say no.
- Give the gift of self-care this Christmas: There can be lots of pressure to be merry and happy during Christmas. Grace shares why it is important to give yourself the gift of self-care over the holidays.