Local support this festive season
As joyful as the festive season can be, it can also be challenging for many people, for all kinds of different reasons. If you want support, we have signposted some local organisations who are there to help:
Who to contact in a mental health crisis:
Samaritans: call free on 116 123
Physical health over Christmas:
Urgent and emergency healthcare care over Christmas and New Year will be available, but many GP surgeries and pharmacies will be closed on the Bank Holidays.
You should call 111 for help with accessing healthcare. In an emergency, call 999.
111 service online: https://111.nhs.uk/
If you require a regular prescription, you may want to ensure you have this before the pharmacies close for the Christmas break. You can check local pharmacy opening times over Christmas/New Year here: NHS South Glos Winter Holiday 2021 Pharmacy Rota
Help with getting food:
North Bristol Foodbank
Family Food 4 Free (based in Chipping Sodbury)
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This post was written by Hannah Saunders