For all the fun and festivities that Christmas and the winter holidays bring, the reality for many children and young people is that it’s a difficult time of year. The expectation for this to be a ‘happy’ season, with lots of socialising and time with friends and family can put a lot of pressure on young people struggling with their mental health.
That’s why YoungMinds have launched their #CopingAtChristmas content on their website and Instagram. They are sharing blogs, tips, advice and real stories from their activists about what it’s like to have a mental health problem at Christmas. YoungMInds hope it gives you, and children, young people and their families, support and comfort this season. Whatever kind of Christmas you are facing, you are not alone.