Christmas is the time of year for celebrations and get-togethers with our loved ones. Christmas day is usually spent with the ones we love opening presents and enjoying food and drink around the table.
However, due to the pandemic, this Christmas is set to be a different one with more people spending it alone. Many people, young and old, will choose to stay at home to protect their loved ones against and minimise the risk of spreading the disease.
Mental health charities are worried about the impact this is going to have on people's mental health, especially those who are already suffering from loneliness and depression.
This article explores the impact of being alone at Christmas and ways that we can tackle loneliness.