Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, it can be a difficult time for many people.

We know that mental illness doesn’t take time off at Christmas and that a lot of people may be struggling with additional pressures and the uncertainty around coronavirus.

It is important to remember that no matter what time of year it is, there is help available and you are not alone.

Our fantastic helpline team are available 24/7 and our out-of-hours crisis services in Devon, Coventry, Kent, York, and North West Boroughs (virtual) will remain open for support throughout the holiday period, including Christmas Day.  For information about these local services, please click here.

If you live outside of one of our services areas, the Samaritans are available any time, day or night on 116 123 or via [email protected].