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Here's How To Find Help If You're Struggling Over The Holidays

Christmas and New Year can amplify feelings of loneliness. But support is there if you want it.

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If you're in the UK, here are some services that offer support:

Samaritans: Call 116 123

For someone to talk to, confidentially, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also visit their website.

ChildLine: 0800 1111

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also visit their website.

CALM: Call free on 0800 58 58 58

Male-focused charity helping fight mental health stigma among men. You can call from 5pm to Midnight, 365 days a year, or visit their website.

Carers: Call free on 0808 808 7777

Support for those caring for loved ones who are older, disabled, or seriously ill. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, or you can visit their website.

Anxiety UK: 08444 775 774

Help for those who suffer from anxiety and related disorders. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm, or you can visit their website.

Crisis Call Center: Call 1 800 273 8255

National support helpline available to everyone, confidentially, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386

National organization providing support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Phone lines are open 24/7, or you can visit their website.

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Lifeline is a 24/7 confidential support service. You can also use their online crisis support chat seven days a week, between 8pm and 4am AEST. They also have a service finder that will put you in touch with help and support in your area.

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4646

Beyond Blue offer 24/7 phone support, and online chat support between 3pm and 12am AEST.

Headspace: 1800 650 890

Provides support and information for young people aged 12-25. Phone support is seven days a week between 9am and 1am AEST. You can access eHeadspace for online chat support,

If you know someone who might be struggling, call, text, or drop in for a visit. It will help more than you might know.

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