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Need Help At Christmas? Contact Meic

I ddarllen hwn yn Gymraeg clicia yma

♬♫It’s the most wonderful time of the year♫♫

So why are you having those negative thoughts? Why are you feeling sad/worried/upset/confused? (delete/insert as appropriate)? You’re not allowed to feel like this at Christmas, are you?

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It’s not that easy is it? Just because it’s meant to be a joyful and happy time, doesn’t mean it is for everyone. You can’t just switch those feelings off just because it’s Christmas. This time of year can actually heighten these feelings. The festive period can cause people to become more depressed, angry, upset, lonely, anxious etc.

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Someone on your side

If you need to talk then Meic is someone on your side. Our helpline advisors provide information, advice and advocacy to children and young people aged up to 25 in Wales. Just because it’s Christmas our support doesn’t stop, our advisors are there for you even on Christmas day. The helpline will be open from 8am to midnight every day of the week.

You can contact by phone (0808 80 23456), text (84001) or web chat. All contacts are confidential, anonymous and free.

Meic is open 8am to midnight, if you need help outside of these hours then contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647; Samaritans on 116123; or Childline on 0800 1111.

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Articles of interest

Take a look at our article section – there may be an article relevant to what you’re going through right now. There’s lots of informative articles as well as Grab the Meic (an agony aunt section where people have contacted us for advice on all kinds of issues).

If you’re looking for some specific Christmas advice here’s a couple from our archive:

Coping With Grief At Christmas

Home From University For Christmas

Christmas: It’s not the most wonderful time of the year for some young people

To finish, all our advisors would like to wish you all the best this Christmas and are always there for you throughout the year.

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Call Meic

If you need to talk to someone about anything that’s bothering you, then call Meic to talk to a friendly advisor.

Meic is an information and advocacy helpline for children and young people aged 0-25 in Wales. We are open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. You can contact us free on the phone (080880 23456), text message (84001) or online chat.