Spirit of Christmas

Give a helping had this Christmas

Surviving Christmas

Christmas is not always the fun filled happy occasion we’d like it to be. It can be a very stressful and unhappy time for many. It can heighten feelings of isolation, loneliness and of not coping. But there is always hope?

  • Samaritans
    For 50 years the Samaritans have been successfully providing a listening service for all those in need. So if Christmas has got to you and you need someone to talk to…
    ring 08457 90 90 90 or
    email: jo@samaritans.org
    24hrs a day, 7 days a week

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    The loss of a loved one is often most keenly felt at times like Christmas. Cruse Bereavement Care in Cornwall offers specialist support for when it all feels just too much…
    ring 01726 76100 or
    email: helpline@crusebereavementcare.org.uk

  • Childline
    ChildLine is a free 24 hour confidential helpline for Children and Young People in trouble or danger. Ring our helpline anytime - day or night. ChildLine’s counsellors are there to help you find ways to sort things out…
    ring 0800 1111
    24hrs a day, 7 days a week

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    There are local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous in Truro, use the hotline to talk to someone and to get more information about how you can get help…
    ring 0845 769 7555
    24hrs a day, 7 days a week

  • Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust
    This local 24hr a day number puts you in touch with female support workers that can give you information as well as a listening ear for women suffering domestic abuse. Also for people concerned about anyone in danger. For our 24hr Domestic violence helpline ring 01872 225629

  • Freshfield Drug Counselling & Advice
    Free confidential advice and counselling service for drug users and anyone with a concern about someone else’s drug use
    ring 0500 241952

  • Citizens Advice Bureaux

Citizens Advice Cornwall helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice. You can contact the service by texting the word ADVICE to 78866 and they will call you back within 24 hours or the next working day. Alternatively, call 03444 111444 Mon - Fri 10am to 4pm.Drop-in advice sessions (no appointments needed) are available at our offices in Camborne, Bodmin, Bude, Falmouth, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Saltash, St Austell and Truro. Outreach drop-insalso take place at Hayle, St Columb Major, St Ives, Torpoint and St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly. Citizens Advice now also holdadvice sessions through selected Children's Centres in Cornwall atThe Cove at the RoyalCornwall Hospital through Macmillan Cancer Support.

See our website at www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk for opening hours

  • Credit Action Helpline
    Don’t let your financial problems get you down. After talking with a Helpline Counsellor you should be in a position to review your finances and see what courses of action are open to you…
    ring 0800 1381111
  • Kernow Credit Union
    Christmas can be a very expensive time for all of us. We want to enjoy ourselves but it doesn't come cheap. The Kernow Credit Union can help you with savings and low cost loans to help you through…

A Credit Union is a financial organisation that encourages its members to borrow and save responsibly. We provide an alternative service to banks, building societies and high interest loan providers. We encourage you to save what you can and borrow only what you can afford to repay.


    How Can You Benefit?

    As a member of or Credit Union you can benefit from:

    - Easy, convenient and secure ways to save
    - Access to loans that you can afford to repay through flexible payment plans.
    - Access to guidance and support to help you take control of your money.

or contact:

The Chambers, Penryn Street, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2SP
01209 314449