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Christmas and your mental health - Mental Health

Christmas can be a stressful time for some people so it’s important that you look after yourself and check in on others during the festive period.

This time of year can often put extra pressure on you and can affect your mental health in lots of different ways.

Just because it’s Christmas, it doesn’t mean caring for your mental health has to be put on hold. You can do things to ensure you still enjoy the festive period but also look after your mental health:

  • Take time out (If you start to feel overwhelmed, take five minutes away from everyone just to have a bit of time for yourself)
  • Sleep (a good night’s sleep is very important when it comes to looking after your mental health)
  • Exercise (exercise releases endorphins, which make you feel good so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, go for a walk)
  • Try and relax (breathing exercises or meditation can help to calm you down)
  • Connect with people (talking about your feelings can help offload if you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed).

Don’t forget there are lots of resources available for you on Moodle. There are many charities and organisations who can help if you’re feeling low, lonely, or just need someone to talk to:

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