THE stresses and strains of the festive season, coupled with life in a different country, can have a negative impact on even the most optimistic person.
What with a language to learn, a wage to earn and friends to make, the dream move to France can soon turn into a nightmare.
There exists in France a number of English language counselling services that are just a telephone call away.
The Counselling in France website, which is run by Anne Poulton, provides a resource point for both worried people and counsellors alike.
Through the site people can find help close to home or read up on some simple tips to help ease away the tension and anxiety of life.
For those keen to speak to someone directly then the SOS Helpline site offers a simple listening service to people.
Run on similar lines to the Samaritans, volunteers are available from 3pm until 11pm every day to help talk things over provide practical information on dealing with problems you may encounter in France.
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