Christmas can be “the most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also cause stress & worry. Here are some tips to ease stress around this busy time:

  • Share out jobs so you are not left feeling tired out.
  • Do the jobs that are the most important first, leave the others till last. 
  • Take some time to have a break and relax. Just 30 minutes will help!

Need some extra support?

HEALTH AND WELLBEING:

  • Samaritans – For someone to talk to 24/7  – Freephone 116 123 (24hrs)
  • SANE – Mental Health Helpline: 0300 304 7000
  • MIND – Mental Health Support: 0151 529 3247
  • Addaction – Drug and Alcohol Misuse Service: 0151 702 0655
  • The Brink – Family Support Group Thursdays 12-2pm 0151 703 0582
  • Free HIV Testing – 0151 295 8650
  • Sexual Health Abacus Central, The Beat, 6 David Lewis St, L1 4AP 0151 247 6500
  • Adult Social Services – 

DEBT AND BENEFITS ADVICE:

  • Merseyside Welfare Rights – Debt and Housing Advice: 0151 709 0504
  • RAISE- Debt Advice: 0151 482 2475
  • Citizens Advice (CAB)- 0344 848 7700

DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SUPPORT:

  • RASA – Sexual violence support:  0151 558 1801
  • LDAS – Domestic Violence Service: 0151 263 7474

ASYLUM SUPPORT SERVICES:

  • Red CrossRefugee support: 0151 702 5067
  • Refuge Women Connect Support / advice for refugee women: 0151 728 2323

HOMELESS PREVENTION:

  • The Whitechapel CentreHomeless prevention (central): 0151 207 7617
  • Creative Support – Homeless Prevention (north): 0151 260 9550
  • Riverside – Homeless Prevention (south): 0345 111 0000
  • Crisis – Homeless or at risk of homelessness

FOOD BANKS:

  • St Vincent’s Church, St James’ Street, L1 5JP – Tuesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • St Brides Church, Percy Street, L8 7LT- Thursday 12.30pm to 2.30pm 
  • If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.

We can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying