Important resources for the holiday season

Important resources for the holiday season
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Hey everybody!

Well we are just days away from the big day, today is winter solstice and the days are dark, the weather is not nice and everyone is under pressure to have the ‘perfect’ day! But not everyone has someone to spend the day with, not everyone has a home, not everyone has a family who support their sexuality or gender and there are people who will not be safe this holiday season so here is a list of resources. I want to make sure that as many people as possible have these important resources for the holiday season.


Samaritans.org is a safe place to talk when depressed, suicidal or just needing someone to talk to.

Call: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

ADT Healthcare

ADT Healthcare offers a free hotline dedicated to assisting women and families suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues. ADT Healthcare was founded in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves.

Call: 0800 088 6686

Local Rehabs

local rehabs is here to help you make informed choices on picking the best place for drug rehabilitation or alcohol detox for you.

Call: 1888 796 9096

Age UK

Age UK is a great resource for anyone who cares for or is elderly. They provide anything from financial advice, help choosing a nursing home as well as providing someone to talk to when isolated and lonely.

Call: 0800 055 6112


Streetlink exists to help end rough sleeping by enabling members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them. 


Meetup is an organisation that allows members to either put together or join groups based on their interests.

Web of loneliness

Web of Loneliness helps the lonely get connected, view artwork and build connections


Elefriends is part of Mind and is a supportive online community for a safe place to listen, share and be heard.


Emptyclosets is an online community for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, curious or unsure.


This is a website that is part of the Mesothelioma Center and provides a resource for seniors who have this type of cancer which comes from being around asbestos. The organisation works 1-on-1 with these individuals to help them find local doctors, treatment centers and support groups.

The Recovery Village

The recovery village is an educational resource dedicated to increase understanding and awareness of mental health disorders. It includes valuable information on mental health support, co-occurring disorders, and treatment options as well as phone numbers for The Recovery Village, alcohol/drug abuse resources, and other national hotlines.


This website offers an abundant amount of information surrounding mesothelioma  and asbestos. Some of the topics they cover are: treatments, doctors, complimentary therapy, mental wellness and more.

Financial help for single mothers

This website offers information and help for single mothers. They offer assistance with paying rent, and offer grants and financial assistance

Mesothelioma lawyer center

Mesothelioma Lawyer Center: If you have mesothelioma or any another illness caused by asbestos exposure, your top priority is taking care of yourself and choosing the best treatment plans and specialists, as well as finding the best legal options for financial compensation. Visit https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/ to learn more.

Addiction Resource

“Drug and alcohol abuse is a struggle that affects the lives of many people and families in the United Kingdom. Here are the top 10 rehab centers in the UK, which offer a range of addiction treatment programs to those battling substance abuse.” – addictionresource.net

Recovering Champions

Recovering Champions is a comprehensive drug & alcohol treatment program in Massachusetts specializing in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. To give our clients the best chance of recovery, we offer a structured yet personalized approach that fosters life-changing experiences of hope and freedom. We support each of our clients through a warm, encouraging, and vibrant safe space on beautiful Cape Cod, which helps each member of our community to develop lasting relationships, define long-term goals, and achieve ongoing success.

Bedrock Recovery Center

Bedrock Recovery Center is a state of the art Drug Rehab & Alcohol Detox facility designed to treat substance use disorder in an inpatient residential treatment setting. At Bedrock Recovery Center, our mission is to provide trauma informed, evidenced based addiction treatment in a culturally humble and gender responsive environment.

I hope that you will have a wonderful festive season and have no use for these, but I am determined to try and help others. I know I have spoken a lot about my own loneliness, and depression this time of year and I want to try and provide some help should it be needed. Please remember if it is an emergency or someone is in danger 999 in the UK.

Namaste xxx

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  • Lee Good

    Great list Beverley. I had not heard of Web of loneliness or Elefriends.
    I understand that the holiday season can be difficult in so many different ways and hope that people know about all these helpful resources.

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