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Support Information, Volunteering Opportunities and Things to do over Christmas

Please be aware that the Student Counselling and Mental Health support services within Student Development and Well-being will close for the Christmas vacation period from Friday 17th December, reopening on Monday 10th January.   

Whether you decide to stay in the city over the Christmas period, or you're travelling back home, it's important that you look after your mental health and well-being. The following information highlights the support services and facilities that are available, along with some self-help tips and resources, faith events, and things to do across the city. 

Local and national well-being support helplines

If you need support with your mental well-being over the Christmas period, here is a list of local and national well-being support agencies.

Support for Residential Students

Are you staying in halls over Christmas? Make sure you read the Residential Life support available to students in halls over Christmas document.

There is also information for Residential students who need to isolate over the Christmas period due to Covid-19.

Well-being Tips

Here are 9 top tips on how to take care of your well-being over Christmas.

Check out our range of well-being apps, podcasts and blog articles.

Student Space have added a section all about the holidays and how to look after your well-being over Christmas.

Christmas Church Services

Find out what local Christmas Church Services are taking place over Christmas.

Volunteering Opportunities

Some students may not have any plans over the Christmas period. Below are a list of organisations that are supporting members of the local community who otherwise wouldn’t have anywhere to go at Christmas. There are also a number of volunteer opportunities at these events if you wish to get involved.

• The Liverpool Dingle Project - Serving free meals to those who need them. Running on the 15th, 22nd, 29th December and 5th January.

• Imagine If Trust Christmas Day Meal – Serving a 3 course Christmas meal to the local community, along with family friendly entertainment, live music, games and prizes. For further information about attending or volunteering, please contact Stephen Robertson:

Things to do

For information about what’s going on in the Liverpool City Region during the holidays, visit these websites:

Visit Liverpool - Events and activities going on in and around Liverpool that features Covid safe venues.

The Guide Liverpool - Blogs, features, reviews and listings for what's on across Liverpool.

Uncover LPL - Features all Liverpool and Merseyside arts and culture including online events.

Independent Liverpool - A guide to local, independent food and drink venues in Liverpool.

Wellbeing Liverpool - A directory of activities that can help enhance your health and wellbeing.

LCVS - A calendar of events run by voluntary and charity organisations if you want to get involved.


Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Christmas break and look forward to welcoming you back in 2022.