Advice to avoid stress

Dermatology services are being reviewed
Dermatology services are being reviewed

THE holiday period can be stressful and challenging.

So try to avoid the extra pressure brought on by stretched finances and fraught relationships.

Mental health chief Dr Patrick Geoghegan said: “One in four people experience mental health problems and difficulties are heightened at this time of year.” Here are his top tips for keeping healthy and happy:

> Try not to overspend and get into debt.

> If you have problems with family and friends, ask if you can get together to talk through issues.

> If you’re lonely, think about volunteering. You’ll meet like-minded people and be kept active.

> Try not to overindulge when it comes to food and alcohol.

> Exercise has a positive effect on mental and physical health so a walk will make you feel better.