The holiday season can be a source of stress for some.

While many of us look forward to the festive period, it can sometimes create or highlight stress and unhappiness in our lives. This year may be particularly hard as we continue to live with covid restrictions.

If you would like someone to talk to, or need practical advice about handling the pressures of Christmas, remember that all staff and their immediate family members have access to the employee assistance service, Health Assured.

You can call the service at any time - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - on 0800 030 5182.

Health Assured have written a couple of articles to support individuals through the festive period and advice for Managers on how to support employees.

There is also some useful information in Happiful - The Givers Holiday Survival Guide.