The holiday time can be a time of mixed emotions and experiences. Although you may be feeling excited about certain parts of the season, other aspects might be more stressful, and this is the case for most people. There are many things about the holiday season that can be stressful such as socialising, buying presents and spending time with family. Other experiences that can be difficult during the holidays can include managing mental health difficulties such as addiction, eating disorders or depression and anxiety, and living with grief. If you are feeling worried or overwhelmed coming into the holiday period, you are not alone. Many people feel the same way, and regardless of how you are feeling there are supports available to help.
Getting along with your family during the Holidays
How to get your parent to treat you like an adult
How can I get along with my parents?
How to open up to someone about your mental health
How to combat family member’s casual fatphobia
Talking to my family helped with my depression
Supports when your family doesn’t accept you as LGBTI+
Alcohol during the Holidays
How to deal with day after drinking anxiety
How to feel confident saying no to drinking
How to avoid feeling awkward at a party when you’re not drinking
Recognising flaws in your relationship with alcohol
Experiencing loneliness during the Holidays
How to handle feeling lonely online
Why I found growing up in rural Ireland so difficult
How to handle feelings of loneliness when social distancing
Managing your emotions during the Holidays
Dealing with difficult emotions
10 tips for dealing with stress
10 ways to maintain your positive mental health
My toolkit for managing my anxiety and depression
Mindfulness exercises for supporting your mental health
What can mindfulness meditation do for your mental health?
What is grounding and how can it help me?
How to boost your mood with a mindful outlook
The self-care routine that helps with my social anxiety
How I built a mindfulness practice over lockdown
Feeling overwhelmed and want to talk to someone?
- Get anonymous support 24/7 with our text message support service
- Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you, and help you to move forward feeling better
- Free-text SPUNOUT to 50808 to begin
- Find out more about our text message support service
If you are a customer of the 48 or An Post network or cannot get through using the ‘50808’ short code please text HELLO to 086 1800 280 (standard message rates may apply). Some smaller networks do not support short codes like ‘50808’.