Christmas is a time for giving; for giving joy and hope to triumph over adversity. It is also a time for celebration with family and friends. But for young people struggling with life, feelings of hopelessness can intensify, says national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.

A PAPYRUS Secret Santa gift will give a young person hope: a gift to last a lifetime.

Up and down the country friends, colleagues and families give novelty secret gifts to a person randomly selected. Will you be a PAPYRUS Secret Santa?

Just £5 covers the cost of a life-saving call to the PAPYRUS HOPELINE247 helpline supporting young people with thoughts of suicide; young people for whom life has become joyless.

Simply text as little or as much as you wish to MYSECRETSANTA along with your chosen donation amount to 70085 – for example to donate £5 text MYSECRETSANTA5 (no spaces). You will receive a link to a downloadable ‘thank you’. Texts cost donation amount plus your standard network charge. You can find out more here.

If you are a young person with thoughts of suicide, or someone worried about a young person you know call HOPELINE247 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039 967 or email

On Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day HOPELINE247 opening hours will be Bank Holiday times – 2pm to 10pm.

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