24 December 2011

All Alone At Christmas

Christmas is traditionally a time for fun, frolics and family and for those of us lucky enough to have families it is a wonderful time of year.  Sadly not everyone is lucky enough to be surrounded by love and family and Christmas can be a very difficult time.  Statistically there are more suicides over the Christmas holiday that at any other time of year.

If anyone reading this blog is feeling depressed, alone or you know someone that feels this way, then please find below a list of numbers from various organisations that are available all over the festive period to offer help and support.

This list was compiled by the lovely Kellie at big-fashionista.blogspot.com



 MIND
www.mind.org.uk

0300 123 3393

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org

08457 90 90 90

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/newcomers

0845 769 7555

Stonewall
www.stonewall.org.uk

Info line 08000 50 20 20 


London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

0207 837 7324

SANELine

0845 767 8000

Preventing young suicide
www.papyrus-uk.org 


For people in Northern Ireland
www.lifeline.info

0808 808 8000


Childline
www.childline.org.uk 

0800 1111

Depressionalliance
www.depressionalliance.org

Refuge
www.refuge.org.uk

0808 2000 247

Eating Disorders Association
www.edauk.com 

0845 634 1414

Shelter
0808 800 4444

NHS Direct
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk 

0845 4647

No Panic
www.no-panic.co.uk

0808 808 0545


Please don't suffer alone, these people are waiting to answer your call.