Christmas Isolation Wellbeing

Christmas 2023

Terry Kuo, 2022 MA Interior Design, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Terry Kuo

Christmas can be one of the most exciting times of year. This is a time for fun, family and friends. Sometimes these expectations can pile on the pressure. For some Christmas and the winter break can be a time of isolation, especially if you are not able to see your family and friends. Travelling home to visit loved ones or staying at university over the break can throw up different challenges.

Here we list a few resources that may help you manage your wellbeing over the festive season.

  • Student Minds has some great articles on dealing with the challenges of the winter break. This includes ideas on what to do if you don’t want to go home for Christmas, or how to manage if you are staying at university over the break.
  • Halls Life has some great information on what events are happening at UAL halls this Christmas. If you will be in halls on Christmas day you can sign up for some festive treats which will be delivered to common rooms.
  • There’s a free Christmas dinner available at Mercato Metropolitano for those spending Christmas day alone in the Elephant and Castle area in Southwark.
  • The mental health charity Mind, has some great tips for coping with the Christmas season.

From all at UAL’s Counselling, Health Advice and Chaplaincy service, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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