After the fun of the festive season and the initial excitement of entering 2019, the buzz is starting to wear off as we all head back to work, the weather isn't particularly uplifting and New Year's resolutions? Well, they may have already slipped.
But worry not as there could be a perfectly reasonable explanation if you are feeling less than chirpy on January 21.
The day has become known as Blue Monday and the 'most depressing day of the year'.
It is seemingly due to a combination of the things already mentioned above, plus the added stress of Christmas spending catching up with us.
But now you know the day is approaching, why not flip it on its head and make it a positive Monday instead.
To help, the Samaritans are encouraging people to participate in Brew Monday and encourage people to talk.
If you are wanting help, support please contact any of the organisations below
Helplines and websites
Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Childline (0800 1111 ) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won’t show up on your phone bill.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Depression Alliance is a charity for people with depression. It doesn’t have a helpline, but offers a wide range of useful resources and links to other relevant information. http://www.depressionalliance.org/
Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying. http://studentsagainstdepression.org/