It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

As the year rolls towards its end, workplaces start wrapping up for the year, families start to gather, the weather gets hot, the calendar gets full...

And then the supposedly 'most wonderful time of the year' is here...

But sometimes, it's just not.

For many people, Christmas is hard.

Sometimes family is hard work, sometimes loved ones have left us during the year, or we feel bored or alone.

So - what do you do when your Christmas is not 'Bing Crosby' perfect and you're just not feeling it...

Some tips for your mental health this holiday season

Bored, bored, bored....

For many people who are on leave from school or University, sometimes it's boredom that's the issue, or just being out of routine.

The team at Reachout.com have some suggestions for things you can do to fill in the time in between term time, such as starting a book you've been wanting to read (or write) this year, or plan a surprise for someone else. This has the added bonus of making someone else feel good! (Hint: You will too!)

Check out the rest of their list here: https://au.reachout.com/articles/your-summer-survival-guide

You can't choose your family