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Merry Christmas

Coping with Christmas

What does Christmas mean to you? For most of us, it is many things, Friends and families coming together, works nights out, buying gifts for our nearest and dearest, writing out Christmas cards…I could go on!

For those struggling with an eating disorder, and their carers, it can instigate sheer panic. It becomes all about massive amounts of food, and more food, taking away any enjoyment, and adding huge anxieties. Carers become anxious about their loved ones being anxious and the combined anxieties can wind up stress levels.

Over the years NEEDS(Scotland) have built up a bank of helpful strategies from group members which can help you cope with this time of year. We are always looking for more ideas, so if you feel you can add to what we have, email our administrator via our contact formand we will add them to our leaflet.

Our December meeting dates are NEEDS(Aberdeen) Monday 4th December at 7.30pm, and NEEDS2 Bridging the Gap in Dundee  on Wednesday 13th December at 7pm.

Everyone at NEEDS(Scotland) wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2018.

 

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming!

Christmas and all its associated parties can be quite difficult for our group members who may find these situations really scary. We have put together some suggestions in this leaflet to help support you through the season.

Please remember, that Christmas is be about the people too, especially those close to you, and perhaps those who you don’t see very often, and perhaps your own family traditions, the present giving and receiving, the games, or not as the case may be! A lovely walk in the morning or afternoon can also be a time to have some time to yourself, or enjoy with family, friends or a pet.

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you can relax and enjoy the season in whichever way you choose. Merry Christmas everyone!