Christmas is around the corner and it can be an isolating period for some, especially as new COVID-19 restrictions are introduced, but help is at hand.

Kind to Your Mind Liverpool is a scheme that offers support to people who are struggling with their mental health all year round and especially in current times.

Photo Credit: Liverpool City Council

It launched earlier this year in April 2021 with a range of accessible resources.

You can find self-help tips, advice and online courses on their website which are easy to follow and can make the smallest changes to your life that have a positive impact.

A survey published by The Mental Health Foundation revealed that more than 54% of UK adults are worried about the mental health of someone they know this Christmas.

Kind To Your Mind encourages ‘talking it through’ with someone as it can help with getting your thoughts in order.

If you or someone that you know of is experiencing mental health problems and needs urgent support, there is help available:

  • Samaritans call on116 123, email: [email protected], lines are open 24/7
  • NHS Mersey Care for adults over age 16: call on Freephone 0800 145 6570, lines are open 24/7.
  • Alder Hey CAMHS for children and young people up to age 18: call on 0151 293 3577 or free phone 0808 196 3550, lines are open 24/7.
  • Payprus for people under the age of 35: call on 0800 068 41 41

 

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