Help for those Experiencing Emotional Distress over Christmas Period

Breathing Space at Christmas

“If you are experiencing emotional distress during the festive season and feel you can’t talk to your family or friends, then call a phone line such as Breathing Space.

“Our advisors are available every day of the year to listen and offer you support. Call them in confidence on freephone 0800 83 85 87 to talk about what you’re going through.” Tony McLaren, National Coordinator of Breathing Space


“If you’re dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings, the festive season can make everything seem worse. Whether you’re on your own or feeling alone in a crowd, we don’t want anyone to struggle.

“So, remember you can call Samaritans for free from any phone and, if you’re expecting to have a good Christmas this year yourself, have a think about those around you who may not be as lucky and give them the gift of listening.”James Jopling, Executive Director of Samaritans in Scotland

Call free from any phone on 116 123.

you can also e:mail Samaritans:





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