Christmas is over for another year and while, for some of us, this is welcome, other people may feel very down about it. A low mood at this time of year is common and may be sparked by debt, especially if you overspent on Christmas gifts; feeling lonely after family go home and back to their own busy lives or uncertainty about what the new year will bring.
There are things you can do for yourself to get you through this time of year and thinking about the 5 ways to well-being is a good place to start. The 5 ways, connecting, being active, taking notice, learning and giving are a set of evidence-based steps you can take to improve your mental health and well-being. If you’re feeling down now Christmas has passed, why not make a positive effort to connect with friends, try a new form of exercise, learn a new skill, or volunteer at a local charity?
Talking often helps to put issues into perspective and if you feel you could benefit from some extra support to help you get through the “winter blues”, we are here to help. Whether you are worried about money, feeling lonely or isolated, having relationship struggles or feeling anxious about returning to work, please get in touch.