I am taking a break over Christmas and New Year, from 23rd December until 6th January, and will not respond to emails, calls or texts during that time.

This time of year can be really difficult for many people, so if you need support with your mental health please reach out for help.

You can call The Samaritans 24/7 on 116 123 or the NHS on 111. Both are free numbers.

For information about a range of support services which are available over the festive period, have a look at the Mind website which has useful contacts and tips to help you.