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  • Helplines for Xmas, if needed
  • Premier Icon gnusmas

    Not trying to put a downer on any festivities, but like myself, some others might be feeling the strain at this time of year. I saw this list of helplines and thought I’d post it up incase someone needs to talk, or knows someone that might need to talk.

    There are so many great organisations out there to help tackle all sorts of issues. From loneliness to depression and bereavement etc. Free helplines just a call away.

    If this post just helps one person, I feel that it is worthwhile posting.

    MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

    The Mix
    Helpline: 0808 808 4994
    (Online chat & Mesenger service also available)

    Age UK
    Helpline: 0800 169 6565

    The Samaritans
    Tel: 116 123

    Cruse Festive Bereavement Helpline
    Free helpline: 0808 808 1677

    Family Lives – Divorce and Separation

    Free helpline :08088002222

    There are lots of fantastic organisations so please don’t feel alone this festive period. This is a great community so hopefully nobody feels alone. Its good to talk.

    For those living in Wales there’s also C.A.L.L. (community advice & listening line) 0800 132 737.

    For men who are feeling down or in crisis, you can also call CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably):
    0800 585858 (5pm – midnight)

    SANEline, the specialist mental health helpline, offers confidential emotional support.
    Available on 0300 304 7000 between 6pm and 11pm each evening. Open as usual over Christmas.

    A free, confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 0800 4 70 80 90

    The national alcohol helpline. If you’re worried about your own or someone elses drinking, you can call free, in complete confidence on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekends 11am – 4pm). Open as usual over Christmas

    Premier Icon martinhutch

    Thank you for posting these. And I hope you and yours have a good Christmas.

    Premier Icon Esme

    Reported . . . to ask the mods to make this a sticky over the so-called “festive season”.

    It’s lovely to see a STWer moving on from needing urgent help in their own life, to having the space to think of others who might be struggling.

    Premier Icon ads678

    Well done gnusmas, really thoughtful of you.

    Hope people can get any help they might need. This time of year can be horrible for some people.

    Premier Icon dawson

    +1 what Esme said

    Marin No 8

    + another for what Esme said. Well done on doing this.

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1

    great stuff Gnusmas. Best Wishes

    Premier Icon granny_ring

    Well done Alan, great idea.

    Premier Icon gonetothehills

    Good shout gnusmas. Thanks for thinking of this and wishing you all the best.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth

    Thank you Gnusmas – what a great idea.

    And +1 Esme (though don’t think you have to face this Christmas on your own – remember we’ve got your back too).


    Good work, Gnusmas; and just remember starting a conversation with a stranger can be enough: Helping someone on public transport, having a random laugh with someone, exchanging a casual smile, finding amusement in the little things and most of all: It’s never…NEVER….as bad as you think it is. Take this from someone who suffers from depression and who’s mind automatically goes to the darkest places.

    Premier Icon jonnyrobertson

    Top man. +4 for what Esme said and +1 for Mikey. Best wishes to you and yours.


    Good post.
    Lots of love to you and yours.

    Premier Icon lunge

    For those I’m Twitter, look at the #joinin tag, it’s something Sarah Millican does and helps those people who are alone to have someone to talk to. It’s truly lovely.

    Hope you all have as good a day as you can.


    Such a thoughtful thing to do, with lovely comments from everyone.

    Premier Icon jamj1974

    Great and thoughtful idea Gnusmas! ❤️

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