Monday 18 January is often referred to as ‘Blue Monday’ as it is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. This is due to the short days, the weather and the fact that the Christmas festivities have passed and people may face credit card bills.
With social contact limited, taking the time to talk with family and friends is particularly important. Horsham District Council’s Horsham Town Neighbourhood Wardens are supporting the Samaritans’ call to turn Blue Monday into something more positive by having a virtual cup of tea/coffee and a chat and calling it ‘Brew Monday’.
This could be a video or phone call with work colleagues, neighbours, family or friends and is an opportunity to check in on loved ones.
Feeling connected is crucial for mental wellbeing. If you would like to find out ways to meet new people in Horsham town or are interested in joining a local group but don’t know where to look, contact Horsham’s Neighbourhood Wardens by email at Horsham.NeighbourhoodWardens@
Alternatively you can call Lucy Hallett on 07795 051561 or Alison Page on 07795 051555.
Cllr Tricia Youtan, Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing, said:
“At this time it is more important than ever to try to remain positive and connected to friends and family. I’m pleased to see that the Horsham Town Neighbourhood Wardens are working with the Samaritans on this Brew Monday campaign and encourage anyone who feels they need help in meeting new people to contact them.”