Looking After Yourself During the Holidays


Looking After Yourself During the Holidays

Posted to the Noticeboard on December 12, 2022

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If you need someone to talk to during the holiday period, have a look at the list below:


  • Samaritans: Telephone 116 123
  • Kooth: Provides Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
  • Childline: Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
  • SHOUT: The UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope. Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
  • Night OWLS: Available  8pm–8am every day for children, young people, parents and carers across West Yorkshire. Call us on: Freephone 0800 1488 244 Text us on: 07984 392700 or talk online on the website.
  • Children and Adolescents Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and REACH Team: Telephone 1977 735865
  • Turning Point Talking Therapies: Provide support for anyone over 16 living in Wakefield District.
  • Stripes Youth Group: For all LGBTQ+ young people aged 13-19. Meeting every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm-9.00pm in a central Wakefield location. Telephone 01924 302665 or email  youthwork@wakefield.gov.uk
  • Wakefield Safe Space: Provides support for anyone in crisis (16+). Phone, Zoom and Face to face support. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm-12am- Caduceus House, WF1 4JZ
    Phone: 07776 962815
  • Social Care Direct: Telephone 0345 850 3503


IN CRISIS? Click here if you are Under 13 

IN CRISIS? Click here if you are Over 13



Click here to read the Managing Difficult Feelings Booklet


Useful links:


Need to visit a Warm Space? There are places in your local community where people can gather for free in a warm, safe, welcoming place and enjoy a hot drink or food and some company.

 What to Do if You Find Christmas Difficult | Blog | YoungMinds

Christmas | Childline– “Christmas can be an exciting time when people get together to celebrate. But it can also be a difficult time. If you’re feeling lonely, worried or stressed, we’ve got tips and advice that can help you”

How To Cope With Christmas As An LGBTQIA+ Person | The Mix

Struggling with grief? Have a look at some services that can support you! I’m Under 13    I’m Over 13

Struggling after having COVID? Check out our Post COVID Recovery section!


Things to do over the holidays:


Have a go at some Weekly Challenges, you can even submit your designs to be featured in the online galleries! I’m Under 13    I’m Over 13

Download the WF-I-Can Looking After Yourself During the Holidays Printout

Free things to do this winter | 31-Day Winter Challenge | The Mix

Have a go at some of our Gentle Exercise Videos

Watch our Dance Videos or have a go at recording a podcast to feature on WF-I-Can


Free games:


Game 4 Health: Fast Food

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