Christmas can be a tough time for some people, particularly those who have lost loved ones, are feeling alone and isolated. The added uncertainty Covid-19 has also lead to increased anxiety among people of all ages.
Limerick Youth Service would like to encourage you to ‘check in’ with families and friends during the festive season and to also look after your own mental wellbeing.*
If you are finding it difficult to cope during the Christmas, please remember that there are people there to support you, such as family members or friends.
If, for whatever reason you feel you cannot confide in them, support services such as Samaritans, Teenline, Childline and Text50808.ie are available.
If you find yourself in need of emergency accommodation you can contact Novas at freephone 1800 606060.
Meanwhile, websites such as www.spunout.ie provide information and tips on how to cope with the sometimes challenging Christmas season, with tips on budgeting and interacting with family members.
LYS would also remind you to please adhere to the Covid-19 public healthy guidelines with more details available at www.hse.ie.
A member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Organisations, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.