Posted on 20 December 2017

Although Christmas is meant to be a happy and joyful time, this isn't how everyone feels at this time of the year. Christmas can be a stressful time for many people.  Some people find that the Christmas spirit can be spoilt by:

  • Money worries
  • Feelings of being alone
  • Family arguments
  • Separation and divorce
  • Bereavement
  • Becoming a step-family
  • Health worries

Some people find Christmas time difficult because of marital break-up, or being separated from their family and children. The emphasis on family, friends and shared good times during the 'festive season' can make people feel sad.

CAHMS have produced a leaflet, "Family Christmas Survival Guide 2017", which could help to give you some ideas to ease the stress and contact details of various organisations that could provide some support.





Last updated 20th December 2017