In this first episode of the Insight Matters podcast, Dil and Anne Marie discuss mental health at Christmas time from the point of view of the client and the therapist.

They discuss problems that Christmas can create for people: the conflict between people’s image of a perfect Christmas versus what actually happens, and the stress that this can cause, as well as the importance of being kind to yourself.

Anne Marie emphasises the importance of being able to switch off and taking a long break over Christmas as a therapist; while Dil encourages us to not put any pressure on ourselves to join in Christmas traditions, such as shopping, and excessive eating and drinking, if we don’t want to.

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