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Finance worries and anxiety top charity’s poll of issues

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Feeling anxious and worrying about finances came out top in a charity’s survey about issues people are experiencing in the run up to Christmas.

Uttoxeter-based Your Emotion Support Service (YESS) is now planning to make more help and information available to people suffering with these issues this festive season.

Development Officer Sarah Pritchard said: “A recent poll on our Facebook page showed that in the run up to Christmas people are feeling anxious, worried about their finances, and the comparisons made between themselves and others.

“We aim to post some relevant content on social media channels addressing these issues in the coming days and weeks prior to Christmas. Many people struggle with their mental health after Christmas too, as often the festive period can be a challenging time, bring up old issues, and creating new ones, therefore YESS are here to offer support.”

YESS has recently joined Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce to help spread the word about its work offering mental health and wellbeing support to people of all ages.

For more information about the services on offer and links to YESS social media channels, please call 01889 567756 or visit the website here.

The charity is not a crisis service and will be closed between December 21st 2022 and January 2nd 2023.

For crisis support, please contact the NHS mental health support lines on the following numbers, or in an emergency call 999.

South Staffordshire (Free 24/7 mental health line): 0808 196 3002

North Staffordshire: 0300 123 0907 Option 1 (If hard of hearing or unable to talk please text the North Staffordshire Access Team on 07739 775202)

Hayley Johnson

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