The Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic recognises that the holiday period can be both a time of happiness and challenging for some, and, for that reason, we have created a mini guide to surviving this upcoming holiday period!

FPC tips include using your Wise Mind skills to set your own limits and boundaries. You could make a list of activities you find distracting as a Cope Ahead plan. It is helpful to structure your day ahead of time. It is helpful to have a list of support numbers to hand if you feel overwhelmed. These may include Support Buddies, Papyrus, SHOUT app, Samaritans or NHS 111.

An FPC top tip we find especially helpful during these periods is to make a self-soothe kit ahead of time (swipe to see an example). These kits involve items that match each of our five senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. We at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic love essential oils and candles, hot chocolate, and weighted blankets – What about you? What will you put in your self-soothe kit?

Best wishes from all at the FPC Team!