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24th Dec 2018

The Rubber Bandits Have Made a Seriously Valid Point About Christmas and Mental Health

Megan Cassidy

This is a really important message.

Blindboy Boatclub, one half of Rubber Bandits, has devoted much of his wildly successful Blindboy Podcast to tackling mental health issues.

He is a powerful advocate for mental health awareness and the latest Rubber Bandits tweet on the subject has hit home with many.

The message simply reads:

‘Being around family at Christmas can be weird for your mental health. If you’ve worked hard to become the person that you are, be aware that you can easily fall back into patterns of negative behavior that are rooted in childhood when back in your old family dynamic’

Many have echoed the message in their responses to the tweet, which has already garnered over 1300 likes.

If you’re having a hard time this Christmas, you can reach for support at, by calling 116 123 or emailing [email protected]

More information on looking after your mental health at Christmas is available here.

A full list of helplines is available here.