What is Blue Monday, why is it the most depressing day of the year and how can you beat the blues?
The date is generally reported as falling on the third Monday in January
We're all feeling down now the Christmas celebrations are over, with little to look forward to, a hammered bank account, a bulge around the waist, gloomy weather and a return to work after weeks of partying.
What can you do about Blue Monday?
Exercise, starting an activity you’ve wanted to do for ages and enjoying time with friends and family all help to banish the winter blues.
However, if you are struggling with feelings of depression over a long period you should speak to your doctor, or a trusted family member or friend.