Merry Christmas from Mencap!

We know that, like the rest of this year, Christmas might be a bit different because of coronavirus. We're here to help.

To get you in the festive spirit and to help you during what might be a difficult time, we've added some useful resources and information to this page.

Resources to help you

Create at Christmas

Our activity pack includes guides to making Christmas crafts and decorations, as well as day planners to help with structure and keeping busy.

Look after yourself

Gig Buddies have created a resource pack containing some simple exercises and mindfulness activities, to help you with your physical health and mental wellbeing over the festive period.

Festive events from Mencap

We're hosting some fun events over the Christmas period to help get you in the festive spirit. Take a look at some of the details of these below.

George's Christmas Film Quiz!

Do you know your Christmas Carol from your Polar Express?

Come and get quizzical with us, by joining a Christmas Quiz hosted by our wonderful ambassador, George.

It takes place at 3pm on Saturday 5 December, on our Facebook page. Be there: www.facebook.com/Mencap/

Christmas Makaton with Lucinda

This Christmas why not try something new? Have a go at some festive Makaton with Lucinda!

We've created a playlist of all the videos you need to learn some fun and festive phrases.

Why not give it a go?

Useful information from other organisations

There are lots of other charities who have made information to help you at Christmas. 

Click the icons below to visit each of these:

Mother and father in garden with their daughter.

Wellbeing tips for parents

Joanne is the Family Support Programme Manager at the Mencap Centre in Belfast.

In a blog for JoJo Maman Bebe she offers 5 mental wellbeing tips for parents of children with a learning disability this Christmas.

Read the blog

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