Beyondblue support service available 24/7 over holidays

MANY people in Australia will be experiencing depression or anxiety over the holiday season.

You can't send your depression or anxiety on holidays to give you a break.

When people have a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety, it goes with them everywhere.

It's there when they go to work, on holidays, to family gatherings or parties during the festive season.

Beyondblue recognises that this can be a very stressful time of year and pressures associated with Christmas and New Year celebrations may trigger symptoms of depression and anxiety in vulnerable people.

That's why the beyondblue Support Service is available 24/7 over the holiday period.

If you want someone to chat to about your concerns, you can phone 1300 22 4636 to talk to one of the trained mental health professionals, or you can use live web chat (3pm till midnight AEDT) or email for a response within 24 hours via www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support

If you think you or someone close to you may be experiencing depression or anxiety, you can call the Support Service for more information or complete the depression and anxiety checklist at www.beyondblue.org.au/checklist



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