First of all, the team at MHIB wish all our clients and connections a very Merry Christmas.
It has been another, interesting, year- probably more so than most of us anticipated at the start of the year.
Whatever the year has brought for you we hope there have been some highlights- we will be reflecting on some of ours in our blog next week.
Until then, we hope that you will be able to enjoy a peaceful and restful Christmas holiday. It may not be the Christmas many of us hoped for, but I hope we can all find something to be grateful for.
We know for many people this could be a difficult time. There is a lot of uncertainty, we may be facing more restrictions and it certainly looks like a lot of people may be isolating.
The events of the last 2 years have had serious mental health consequences for many and it is anticipated that the coming weeks could present greater mental health challenges for more people.
If you find that you need support with your mental health and wellbeing in the coming weeks, please don’t struggle alone - please speak to someone.
See our mental health resource pack here for contact information for some organisations that you can reach out to if needed, as well as some tips on self care and mindfulness.
Now as ever, we urge you to be kind to yourself. Keep practicing your self-care, and set safe boundaries for yourself when supporting others. Prioritise your own wellbeing - if you find you are struggling with your mental health, speak to someone about how you feel.
MHFA England have a great 'Your Whole Self' guide here which is a helpful reminder of some of the ways you can take care of yourself during this difficult time, and at any other time too.
With love and best wishes