On behalf of the Harmless and Tomorrow Project team, we hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas.
As we said yesterday, Christmas isn’t an easy time for everyone. While some of us are celebrating with our families, others are suffering, often in silence. People can feel isolated at this time of year, alone, or because this time of year is a time of reflection, can feel mournful and sad. It’s important to notice people around you and how they’re feeling. Often it’s not the grand gestures that can make a difference to how someone is feeling but the simple things- a phone call or text, a hug and a chat.
If you need immediate support please contact one of the services below:
If you need urgent help, we encourage you to contact one of the services below:
- Samaritans on 116 123 (Listening support available 24/7, for all ages)
- SaneLine 0300 304 7000 (Out of hours support service for those aged 16 and over, available 4.30pm until 10.30pm)
- If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text SHOUT to 85258. (The service is available to all ages, available 24/7)
- Childline at www.childline.org.uk (Phone, webchat, or email service for those aged 18 years old and under, available 24/7)
- Hope Line on 0800 068 41 41 (For young people under the age of 35, open 10am – 10pm weekdays; 2pm – 10pm weekends; 2pm – 10pm bank holidays)
- If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, please contact NHS 111 (Available to all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- Call 999 for emergency services