Christmas. Such a joyous occasion for many. But also a sad time for others.
If you are one of those people who struggles at this time of year please seek help and support. There is no shame in this and even if you are surrounded by loved ones, it can still feel like you are totally alone. Christmas is a time for giving, so below is a list of phone numbers collated by Big Fashionista that may be useful.
Massive thanks to all who will be working over the festive period to keep us safe. I worked for the emergency services for ten years and had to sacrifice many a Christmas Day with my family, the work these people do goes massively unnoticed. So whilst you are digging into your turkey dinner remember those who are on the end of a phone, helping in shelters, tending to wounds and patrolling the streets.
999 for emergencies, 101 for all other calls
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
0207 837 7324
0845 767 8000
Preventing young suicide
National self-help body for the Transgender community
For people in Northern Ireland
Eating Disorders Association
0845 634 1414
0808 808 0545