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Posted on Dec 16 2022 by Fiona Bailey

It’s that time of year again when supermarket shelves bulge with festive treats, office parties dominate dance floors and children’s excitement levels are ramped up to epic proportions.

But, sadly not everyone feels that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.

For some, the countdown to Christmas can be lonely, sad and heighten feelings of depression.

The expectations to see family, friends and work colleagues can be overwhelming, while some may find the obligation to spend money they may not have on gifts a big concern.

Meanwhile, the pressure to have a good time during December can be overpowering and lead to disappointment if things do not go to plan. Not to mention, everyone having to navigate through the ever-increasing constraints of COVID, which can also add to the insurmountable stress levels.


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