For most people, Christmas and the New Year is a time of joy and great fun. We get to have a well-earned break from work, spend time with our family and loved ones, overindulge in food and drink, exchange gifts and create long-lasting memories.
Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. For many, the holiday period can be an incredibly anxious time – and sadly, this can lead people to really fear it.
Increased stress and financial pressures, excess alcohol, too many parties, family arguments and being forced to spend time with people we may not choose to be with, can all translate into an increased risk of domestic abuse.
Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline is here for you if things do escalate in your life. They offer a FREE and confidential support and signposting service to anyone affected by domestic abuse.
The Helpline is open over the holiday period if you need to speak to them – and they also have a confidential email service if calling is not an option.