Accessing mental health information and support over the Christmas period

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22 December 2021

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 information – both to people who may be experiencing mental health problems and for their friends, family and carers.  

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. 

Please also see our new blog post by Dr Mani Krishnan: A psychiatrist’s guide to overcoming loneliness and protecting our mental wellbeing this Christmas

We've also compiled information regarding managing your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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:

In an emergency, those in the UK can call 999.

Please note that the College will be closed between 23 December and 3 January.