Accessing mental health information and support over the Christmas period

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18 December 2019
The College recognises that the Christmas period can be a difficult time for anyone, especially those affected by a mental health problem, including family, friends and carers.
 
Whilst the College is unable to provide direct support, we have a large number of mental health resources online which give advice – both to people who may be experiencing mental health problems,  and for their friends, family and carers. 
 

Visit our resources

Our mental health resources are written by psychiatrists, and include guidance on self-care and treatment options. Each resource also includes a list of organisations and services that can provide more direct support. 
 

Urgent support 

If you’re feeling desperate, it’s important to let someone know how you feel. If possible, speak to friends or to a family member or carer. Alternatively, you can contact one of the free helplines below for support:
 
Samaritans: 116 123 (24/7) or via email: jo@samaritans.org  
Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm to 10.30pm every day)
 
In an emergency, those in the UK can call 999.

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