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Christmas is a time of year that often puts extra pressure on us, and can affect our mental health in lots of different ways. Add to that concerns about the omicron variant and those pressures could increase.


  1. Action for Happiness – a very positive and practical outlook  Action for Happiness . This is also worth sharing and it links to the 5 ways to wellbeing. How to be Happy  


  1. Mindline now has a local and freephone number promoted in their Christmas Mindline graphic – please share and add to social media, websites etc.. Mindline is the front door to the community mental health services,  Open Mental Health




  1. Crisis Safe Space - Crisis Safe Space - Mind in Somerset – this is a new Open Mental Health out-of-hours support for anyone who feels like they are really struggling with their mental health.


  1. List of support for young people and their parents  Winter Wellness Bulletin


  1. There are two important bereavement services to know about and share as appropriate


  1. Every Mind Matters website is continually adding and adapting the support available and includes wider healthy lifestyle issues alongside the emotional health offer . Every Mind Matters - NHS (


  1. Get Outside in Somerset  -  seeks to empower and support people across Somerset to get outside and move in more ways that suit them. To support the project go to – which provides a platform for tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active outdoors. There is also a campaign video, this can be viewed/shared here:  Get Outside In Somerset - YouTube


  1. NHS mental health app library – all apps on this site have been vetted and approved by the NHS ­Mental health apps - NHS (


  1. Somerset Recovery College - courses are for the benefit of people who wish to learn to live well, for their family and friends and for the professionals who support them. Somerset Recovery College: Free courses for recovery and better mental health. - Somerset Recovery College


  1. Suicide prevention – Suicide can affect anybody and there isn’t a community in Somerset where people haven’t been touched by suicide. It is important that we all feel ok to talk about suicide. If you would like to learn more please go to  Covid 19 – working together to prevent suicide – Healthy Somerset.


  1. A new national suicide prevention internet safety tool was launch on World suicide Prevention Day. R;pple aims to minimise the risks of the internet, while harnessing its potential for good. It can easily be installed on computers R;pple Suicide Prevention (


  1. Shaking loose the winter blues - CALM at Christmas: The winter blues - Campaign Against LIving Miserably (