The 3rd Monday in January has historically been named as the most depressing day of the year due to a combination of low sunlight levels, cold weather, post-Christmas bills and the abandonment of New Year’s Resolutions.
In fact, several years ago a (non-scientific) formula was created to explain Blue Monday [W + (D-d)] x T^Q} ÷ [M x N_a], with “W” standing for weather, “D” standing for debt, “d” standing for monthly salary, “M” for motivational levels and “Na” standing for the feeling of a need to take action.
However, never one for a formula, we wanted to support the Samaritans this Blue Monday with their Brew Monday campaign!
What is Brew Monday
Established by the Samaritans in response to Blue Monday, Brew Monday was set up to try and counter the effects that mental health has on people around the country. By having a ‘brew’, you could help to save someone’s life. Being able to listen to someone who is feeling depressed is often one of the most effective ways of helping to support them.
Everyday, the Samaritans answer over 1,324 calls from people all around the United Kingdom who need their support. They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. They know a lot about what can help you through tough times and can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.
It doesn’t matter who you are, how you feel, or what has happened. If you feel that things are getting to you, get in touch.
MyLiferaft Supporting Mental Health
Using MyLiferaft enables you to track and record how you feel your mental health is – good days, not-so good days, events that could trigger a low period etc. You can enter this information into our Trackers and then plot over a period of time how you have been feeling, and use this to set goals to help improve your well-being. It’s a great motivational tool; feel empowered by incorporating MyLiferaft into your life.
We have created 2 packages to give you the flexibility to choose the MyLiferaft account that works for you and/or your family. Choose from either our Free account or upgrade to our Premium account which gives you unlimited access to Trackers, Reports and Goals as well as the ability to share the information with as many people as you wish.