UKAT is excited to present our online advent calendar for 2023, dedicated to shedding light on addiction and mental health throughout this holiday season. Unwrap a new insight daily as we explore important topics and offer valuable perspectives.
Open a new box daily!
Day 1 of UKAT's Christmas campaign kicks off with a special message from our founder, Daniel Gerrard. Click to see what he has to say!
Day 2 of our festive journey: Shedding light on beating the winter blues! Check out our blog to explore how to deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) this Christmas. Let's make this holiday season a warm and uplifting one.
Day 3 brings animated wisdom your way! Join us on this sober sleigh ride as we unveil an animated video guiding you through the twists and turns of navigating social situations and temptations in sobriety.
Unlock the power of storytelling on Day 4! Dive into our curated list of four compelling films about addiction recovery. Let the magic of the movies inspire and uplift your spirits this holiday season.
Day 5: Reflecting on the profound words of Charlie Brown. Join us as we explore the impact of loneliness on mental health during the holidays. Let's foster understanding, support, and compassion for those navigating this challenging journey.
Day 6 brings a symphony of resilience and understanding Understand six powerful songs that resonate with the journey of addiction and recovery. Let the music be a source of inspiration and connection during this holiday season.
Day 7 invites you to find solace in the profound words of Emily Dickinson's 'Hope.' Explore the verses that resonate with the resilience and strength needed on the path to recovery.
Day 8 sheds light on a critical issue: the rise in suicides post-Christmas. Amidst the holiday cheer, many struggle in silence. Let's open the conversation and support one another.
Day 9 hopes to be the gateway to inspiration! Dive into a collection of powerful quotes about addiction and recovery that echo strength, resilience, and the journey to reclaiming one's life.
Day 10 shines a spotlight on resilience. Join us as we celebrate ten inspiring celebrities who have courageously opened up about their mental health journeys.
Day 11: A feast of wisdom awaits! Join us for an exclusive interview with Dimitra Theofili as she shares insights on finding balance with food this Christmas.
Day 12: Tips for staying determined 12 invaluable tips to keep your determination thriving through the 12 steps. Let these insights guide you towards strength, self-discovery, and lasting recovery.
Day 13 allows you to elevate your spirit with the power of positivity! Immerse yourself in a collection of uplifting positive affirmations, each crafted to inspire joy, resilience, and self-love.
Day 14 invites you to a heartfelt Christmas reflection. Join us as we draw parallels between these cherished symbols and the transformative journey to addiction recovery and improved mental health.
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Day 16: It's time for a festive dance break! Dive into our Christmas playlist, carefully curated to lift your spirits and add a sprinkle of joy to your day. Let the melodies guide your dance and embrace the magic of the season.
Day 17: Spread the warmth of the season with our daily challenge! Connect with a friend and share the joy by wishing them a 'Merry Christmas.' It's a simple gesture that can brighten someone's day and strengthen the bonds of friendship.
Day 18: Guidance for family members Today, Faith Noone, our registered manager at our Oasis Runcorn Centre, shares invaluable tips for family members and loved ones on supporting the journey of addiction recovery.
Day 19: Signs it's time to seek help Watch our insightful video as it sheds light on the subtle indicators that may signify a need for support in your journey towards recovery.
Day 20: A guide to self-care! Dive into our insights on how to look after your mental health during this festive season. Explore practical tips and embrace a mindset of well-being.
Day 21: A look into a timeless tale Join us as we delve into the timeless tale of 'A Christmas Carol' to explore the themes of addiction and redemption.
Day 22: The intersection of festivity and mental health in 'Fairytale of New York' Explore a reflective piece that delves into the emotional depth of this iconic song.
Day 23: A poetic exploration of strength Read our insightful analysis of Lucille Clifton's 'Won't You Celebrate with Me.'
Day 24: Restful preparations before Christmas morning Unwrap the gift of a good night's sleep with our tips for the night before Christmas.
Day 25: As we wrap up our Christmas Advent calendar, we extend heartfelt gratitude to each of you who joined us on this inspiring journey.