Christmas is meant to be a time of happiness and joy spent with families, but sadly for a lot of people that isn’t the case and it can be a very dark and lonely time. If you’ve come across this blog post are in need of someone to talk to this Christmas please pick up the phone –


 MIND

www.mind.org.uk

0300 123 3393

Samaritans

www.samaritans.org

08457 90 90 90

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/newcomers

0845 769 7555

Stonewall

www.stonewall.org.uk

Info line 08000 50 20 20

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

0207 837 7324

SANELine

www.sane.org.uk

0845 767 8000

 

Preventing young suicide

www.papyrus-uk.org

National self-help body for the Transgender community

 

BEAUMONT SOCIETY

http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk

For people in Northern Ireland

www.lifeline.info

0808 808 8000

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

Depressionalliance

www.depressionalliance.org

Refuge

www.refuge.org.uk

0808 2000 247

Eating Disorders Association

www.edauk.com

0845 634 1414

Shelter

www.shelter.org.uk

0808 800 4444

 

NHS Direct

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

0845 4647

No Panic

www.no-panic.co.uk

0808 808 0545

If you find you need someone this Christmas, please pick up the phone. You are NOT alone.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.