We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk

The New Year has arrived, and with it comes the hope that it will be distinctly better than the last. However, along with hopes and maybe a few dreams for 2021 comes a lot of pressure. At this time of year, people tend to make resolutions and these resolutions can make them feel pressurised to be “better”. 

Many of us feel the need to conform to society’s pressures. The problem with this is we can end up feeling down and disappointed. We expect too much of ourselves and feel like a failure if we can’t reach those occasionally unrealistic targets.

New Year’s Day can make us feel as if we need to wipe the slate clean. We look back at the year before and what we have achieved. We look to the future and put pressure on ourselves to make it better. However, the fact is that this time of year can be a difficult one for many people. While others seem to be smiling and laughing, the thought of starting a new year can be anxiety-provoking. 

The good news is that you can make things easier on yourself. 

Try to let go of all your expectations. It’s absolutely ok to find this time of year difficult. If you want to make changes to your life do it one step at a time. Do what you want to do, and do what makes you happy. 

I think if anything, 2020 taught us that life is short and we should seek pleasure in the little things.

This link can help you to look at the New Year in a new light: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/new-year-theme-for-yourself-2021.

Get through this New Year one day and one step at a time.

Be kind to yourself in 2021.

 

If you are struggling with the New Year or anything else you should know you’re not alone. Whether you’re looking for mental health support in Kirk Smeaton, Selby, or the surrounding areas, we can help. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk