Useful information for Christmas in South Tyneside

Christmas is nearly here and it can be a difficult time for some people but South Tyneside’s Change4Life Health and Wellbeing Champions Network have created a document which gives you useful information around:

  • How to reduce and avoid seasonal Blues
  • Ways to overcome Christmas stress
  • Be happy and alone at Christmas
  • Ways to Look After Your Mental Health at Christmas
  • Ten tips for avoiding festive debt
  • Strategies for coping with bad times

Click here to access the document.

Another document has also been created containing useful information, including:

  • Pharmacy opening times
  • Emergency contact numbers
  • How to access local Food banks
  • Where to access Low Cost Meals

To access the document please click here.

We have also made 7 tips, based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, to help you cope with the festive period to help you build small actions into your everyday life which can help to make a real difference this Christmas, click here to access our 7 tips.

Feeling low or worried this Christmas season?

You’re not alone. If you have feelings of loneliness, anxiety or feel down over this Winter period, talk to someone who can help. Contact your GP or telephone South Tyneside Lifecycle Primary Care Mental Health Service on: 0191 283 2937. If your enquiry is urgent you can call: 0303 123 1145 and this number is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Christmas can be a difficult time and at times like this some people feel like they might need a bit of emotional support to help them get through. The Samaritans service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even over the holidays so that they can support people who need support around their mental health whenever they need it the most. They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.