Thursday, 24 December 2015

You Are NOT Alone

So this is my last post for the next couple of days as it is Christmas Eve. A time for joy, family and happiness.

Sadly, not everyone experiences this at Christmas and for some, this time can be a dark and lonely time or a time when emotions such as depression can be heightened.

You may be one of those people. You may have come across this blog post by chance, or someone may have forwarded it to you to read.

Consider it fate.

I don't want you to feel alone this Christmas.

I don't want you to feel depressed or lonely.

If you feel that you have hit rock bottom and you feel empty inside, If you can see the lights twinkling in other peoples windows, hear the laughter of your neighbours and yet you experience no joy, as if the world is a dark place in which you see no place for yourself any more.

Or if you feel that you are ready to make a change.

I want you to pick up the phone......................

Tel No 0300 123 3393

Tel No 116 123

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel No 0800 9177650

Info line 08000 50 20 20

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Tel No 0207 837 7324

Tel No 0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide

National self-help body for the Transgender community
Beaumont Society
Information Line 01582 412220

0800 1111

Depression Alliance

Tel No 0808 2000 247

Beating eating disorders.
Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650

Tel No 0808 800 4444

NHS Direct
Tel No 1111

No Panic
Tel No 0844 967 4848
Youth helpline 01753 840393

If you need someone, please call one of these numbers. You are NOT alone over Christmas, there are people out there that care, I care. 

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I would also love to thank Kellie over at Big Fashionista for allowing me to use this post, it is so important.


  1. This is so lovely! As someone who doesn't have any family myself, the festive period is hard for me. Luckily I get to spend it with friends - but some people don't have that luxury. It's best to remember it's only one day, and do things for yourself instead. xx

  2. Really lovely post and Christmas time can be a difficult for those who have no one but like you said they are not alone and I am sure someone will find those numbers handy

    Laura x

  3. A lovely post. It can be a very difficult time for lots of people and it's easy for them to feel forgotten. x

  4. I'm so glad these numbers are making their way around the blogosphere! Have a great Christmas xo

  5. Thank you for sharing this Rachel - so important!
    It's so easy to feel alone when everyone else seems to be having a great time, I love that this is being shared :)

    Jess xo

  6. Such a Lovely post. Merry Christmas!

  7. This is a really important post and I wish more people were aware of these hotlines. Mental health issues seem to be growing more and more common and yet still not much is being done about them. Thank you for sharing this at Christmas!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :)

  8. This is such a brilliant post and I'm sure it will help people out this time of year or any time of year. I'm lucky to have always had people around me at Christmas and that I have a supportive family.

    Have a merry Christmas!

  9. Thank you for sharing..
    I am alone these days, since my both sons works in other countries,my parents are in Finland, s really sad and Im not alone to be alone.
    I wrote a post a week ago, I hink about all the people that will not have any XWAs, who are working or sick or living alone, without any family.
    It s awesome form your pat to think about these people, thank you for sharing.
    Wish you a Merry XMas!

  10. Aw what a lovely post, many people are alone at Christmas and I know how it feels having been in a different friends household every year because I don't have a home to go back to x

  11. Such a very thoughtful post, good on you for sharing it xxx

  12. Bless you lovely for sharing this - you may never know, but you might just have saved someone. Kaz x x

  13. This is such a great post. Great you are sharing this.

  14. Such a lovely post. I've seen a few of these and they're 100% needed. If they only help one person that's one less person feeling low and alone.

  15. So thoughtful post! For so many people it can be a dark period

    Pink Frenzy

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