SUPPORT: Isolation

‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa lalalalalalalala

‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa lalalalalalalala’

It’s December and this message, and others like it, are reverberating from everywhere.  It is on television, social media, in shopping centres, on the radio, in the workplace, schools, colleges and universities – in fact everywhere where people gather.  It is of course relating to the forthcoming Christmas season promising joy, happiness, love and togetherness, not to mention wonderful food, gifts and camaraderie.  It all sounds marvellous doesn’t it?  Well, doesn’t it?  Indeed for some people it is like that, with loved ones all around, wrapping paper all over the place and a real sense of belonging,  but is it like that for everyone?  The answer here, of course, is no, it is not.  For someone who feels isolated it merely exacerbates the feeling of being alone.