Finding a lifeline for the lonely

Lifeline is reminding Australians that feeling isolated or anxious this time of year is normal, with increased pressures all around us. The cost of living crisis, family conflict, loneliness, grief, and personal stressors can explode during the holiday season. Lifeline has developed an evidence-informed Holiday Guide, offering understanding, support and tips to get through the end of the year. The guide on their website, contains strategies to better manage pressures from financial stress and loneliness through to general wellbeing. Tips range from changing traditions to creating shared music playlists and scheduling downtime for everyone. To speak to a crisis supporter, phone 13 11 14 (24/7), text 0477 131 114 (24/7) or chat to Lifeline online at (24/7).