Merry Christmas, everyone!
Here’s hoping that you’re able to gather together with family and maybe a few friends, sharing time, gifts and merriment after what’s been another long and trying year across the world.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that these days. We also have to hope that your plans haven’t been spoilt by the dreaded C-word its O-word variant, and that if you’re waiting 30 minutes for some lines to appear this morning, that there’s just a C-line and not a T-line alongside it!
So, on behalf of all the writers here at TheSixthAxis, I want to wish you, your families and your friends a very Merry Christmas!
While we can hope for the best for you all, the last two years have proven to be particularly challenging and isolating for millions, and that’s in addition to the yearly trial that Christmas can be for countless other reasons. As with last year, we’re going to highlight charities and causes surrounding mental health.
If you find yourself needing help or support at this time, Samaritans, Mind, Shout, and Childline are all charities in the UK that focus on mental health, awareness and crisis support. You can reach them via the above links or at the following numbers:
- Samaritans – call 116 123
- Shout – text SHOUT to 85258
- Childline – call 0800 1111 between 7:30am and 3:30pm every day
- Mind – call their infoline on 0300 123 3393
There’s so many different charities and causes out there that you can support and, if you’re in a position to do so, we would encourage you to do just that.