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Taking care at Christmas



The lead up to Christmas has started, and whatever TV channel you watch, supermarket you shop at, newspaper you read or social media site you use; it seems to be thrust in our faces earlier and earlier.

Christmas and the New Year is not a merry and joyous time for everyone, it can ignite painful memories and reminders of what you have lost. Although everyday can be difficult, there are certain times of the year that can be particularly difficult, and the Christmas season can be one of them.

Advance planning of these days and telling family and friends what you can and cannot do can be hard but helpful, remember it’s okay to say no; your needs come first.

 Some people arrange to do something different rather than traditional; others may celebrate Christmas and the New Year in a bigger and better way, as the person they lost loved it so much. Ultimately it is what is helpful for you.

Please remember to be kind to yourself, and try not to put yourself under too much pressure.

The support line at SUDEP Action is here through the build up to Christmas, don’t go through it on your own, we are here to help in any way we can.

Contact us on 01235 772852 or email us at [email protected]


The SUDEP Action Support line and main office will be closed from 12 noon on Tuesday 24 December.

We will be open again on Thursday 2 January 2020.