This time of year is never free from stress, but just as we thought we were in for a ‘normal’ holiday, the cost of living crisis arrives. With 67% of people saying they’re worried about cashing out for Christmas dinner this year - it’s safe to say that headlines have put a Debbie downer on stuff once again.
If your countdown to Christmas has been marked by anxiously checking your bank balance, you’re not alone. Money worries are a big deal at the moment and lots of us are thinking twice about turning on the heating, let alone the festive lights.
At CALM, we know Xmas isn’t a jolly holiday for everyone. There’s stuff that can make this time of year really tough, from family politics to feeling lonely. Add to that all the other worries and well, maybe Mr Scrooge was onto something with that ‘bah humbug’ stuff.
So if the mention of the 25th December has got your palms all sweaty, we’re here to help. We asked our helpline workers for some advice on how to deal with common Christmas anxieties.