On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about the Jingle Well winter wellbeing programme. I outline why the modern Western way of celebrating Christmas may not be the best for your mental health and wellbeing. 

 

I talk about how this “special season” can be all but special for many of us and ways in which to manage various tensions. 

In today’s show, we talk about:

  • Why I decided to make an episode on this topic. [00:51]
  • Why this time of year can be stressful for many of us. [02:07]
  • What you can do if you do find the Christmas period stressful. [03:27]
  • About my Jingle Well winter wellbeing Programme and how it can help you  [10:13]

Some statistics mentioned in this episode

  • According to Age UK in 2018: half a million older people across the UK are expecting to feel lonely this Christmas. 

Here are some helpful resources mentioned in this episode:

Quotes

  • Over the years, I’ve found the emphasis on commercialisation and presents, problematic and quite exhausting.
  • As austerity measures in the UK dig their heels, there’s been a wider gap between rich and poor.
  • Sadly, Christmas is a time where we see an increased level of domestic and sexual violence, loneliness, potentially homelessness, and women still being the primary organisers of the season. 
  • Good is good enough, and it doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • It’s important that you carve out time for yourself during the Christmas season.

Work with me

Discover what we’ll cover on the Jingle Well Programme here: https://diverseminds.co.uk/how-to-cope-with-stress-at-christmas-and-jingle-well/

Join me on the Jingle Well Programme and look after your wellbeing: https://forms.gle/bDtT6yhV33N8XSgi7  

If you fancy working with me on a one-to-one basis, feel free to email me at leyla@diverseminds.co.uk or book a time so that we can chat about what might be right for you.

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Remember to tune in to next week’s episode, where I’ll bring you more insights into mental health and inclusion.