#TogetherWeCan Live the True Spirit of Christmas

Mental health is one of the great struggles of our age, something that can affect every one of us and at any point in our lives.

From the isolation felt by an elderly person living alone, to the depression and anxiety coursing through a young teenage mind as they scroll through social media feeds on their mobile phone.

And yet at the same time, or so it seems, never have we been so firmly in its grip.

For 28 years, the Telegraph has appealed to its readers at Christmas to support three worthy charities. This year, I’m joining their call to support the Fire Fighters Charity, YoungMinds, and Changing Faces.

The Fire Fighters charity offers psychological support to firefighters in the wake of major incidents.
YoungMinds is a vital lifeline to thousands of parents and carers to prevent young people from coming to harm.
Changing Faces provides advice and support for people with a visible difference through counselling, networks and skin camouflage services

Mental health has never been a more pressing issue. Now is the time to do something about it.

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