The Change4Life Health and Wellbeing Champion Network have pulled together some useful information to help you get through the festive period. The Christmas Information leaflet contains up to date emergency contact details, information about food banks and low cost meals, and pharmacy opening times during the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.
The information is also available online at https://wellbeinginfo.org/south-tyneside-xmas/
Help to avoid the Christmas blues
Pharmacy opening times, food banks and emergency contact numbers to use over the Festive period
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.