Christmas wellbeing message from the steps2change team

Published on: 22nd December 2020

Thank you for taking the time to read this year’s Christmas message from steps2change.  Firstly I would like to say Merry Christmas to everyone. With Santa’s arrival pending and Mariah Carey blaring, it’s time for the festive season. This year’s Christmas is different to any other and we have all had to adapt to in order to stay safe. 

Christmas is traditionally a time when families meet up and people often binge on a variety of different excesses. For some people, Christmas is not a happy time. This year we are also facing the added pressure increased social isolation.

Just by giving your mental health consideration, you are taking a step towards improving your overall wellbeing. There are many simple things that you can do over this festive period to make an improvement to your wellbeing. This could be not having that extra drink or mince pie, or perhaps going out for a walk, contacting a friend, or deciding to reach out if you are struggling. It may even be something as simple as having a look at the support available on our website. 

We encourage you all to take a step towards overall management of your wellbeing, both physical and mental. Common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety are treatable and NHS help is available.

There are now multitudes of ways you can access our service if you need to. We hold meetings via telephone, webcam, online messaging, web groups, and face to face. We also offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including couples counselling for depression, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. We provide a multitude of options delivered by our Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.    

Over this festive period, please take time to move towards improving your mental health. Even if it’s just that click to see what we are about. You never know when you or someone you know may need our service. Click here for more information about what we do.

Merry Christmas and happy New Year, from the steps2change team.