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Just in case you are not having a merry Christmas…

by Dr John Barry

In case your holiday season is turning out to be less than happy, here are some places you can contact for support:

Samaritans phone lines are open 24/7 (365 days) Tel 116 123 (UK & Ireland)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) helpline is open 365 days 5pm – midnight. Tel 0800 58 58 58. Or try the CALM webchat

If you are a father experiencing a stressful time post-separation, you can call the Families Need Fathers helpline 0300 0330 363 (9am – 10pm Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm at weekends).

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse, you can call the Mankind Initiative helpline weekdays 10am to 4pm on 01823 334244

For those experiencing a false allegation of abuse, FASO can be contacted from Monday to Friday, 18:00 to 22:00, by phone: 0844 335 1992, or email:


About the author

Dr John A. Barry is a Chartered Psychologist and Professional Researcher.  He is a leading expert in the areas of male psychology including men’s mental health and the psychological aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). His new book, Perspectives in Male Psychology: An Introduction (ISBN: 978-1-119-68535-7), co-authored with Louise Liddon, is published in the new year and is available to pre-order now.

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