Blue Monday, emotional and mental health

January the 18th has been designated as “Blue Monday” – supposedly the gloomiest day of the year. In reality there is no evidence behind this, Blue Monday was created back in 2005 by Sky Travel Shop as part of a publicity campaign, however it has gained traction and seems to be generally here to stay. If it promotes discussion about mental and emotional health it can only be a good thing.

Regardless of the evidence behind a particular day, there is no question that many of us will be experiencing difficult feelings at this time of year. We’re in the midst of winter, Covid-19 is still affecting everyone’s life and the next few months are full of uncertainty. Many will have experienced loss of some kind: loss of a loved one, loss of a job and