The holiday season can be a time of joy and happiness, but people can also feel particularly stressed, worried or lonely around the Christmas and New Year period. As we approach the end of the year, take a moment to reflect on how you can look after yourself over the next six weeks.

Family and relationships

Family and relationship problems can be a trigger for anxiety. Some of the following strategies may help to manage family stress.

Feeling lonely

For some people, Christmas can be a time of loneliness. Connecting with others or using the time to do something you will enjoy can help to relieve feelings of sadness or depression.

Support is available from your Employee Assistance Provider

If you need support during the holiday period, help is at hand. Our EAP short-term, solution-focused counselling service is designed to help employees work through personal or workplace concerns. Employees may choose to access this service as a preventative measure or in response to a particular issue. Provided by professional counsellors and psychologists, we offer a range of options including face-to-face, telephone and video counselling to suit the needs and preferences of each person.

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