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While we're conditioned to believe and assume that Christmas is a time for joy and happiness for everyone, that's not always the case.

Around one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and around one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem - such as anxiety and depression - in any given week.

According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and a major contributor to suicide and ischaemic heart disease.

Christmas can be a challenging time for all of us when it comes to managing our stress levels - but it can be even harder for those of us struggling with our mental health.

So indy100 reached out to mental health experts and organisations around the UK for tips and advice on how people can try to stay on top of things this festive period.

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