Blue Monday doesn’t have to be blue this year

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The third Monday of January has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ and is said to be the ‘most depressing day of the year’ when in fact, anyone can experience difficulty with their mental health at any time of the year.

The national lockdown and the overall impact of COVID-19 has seen many of us experience additional life stresses, which can of course impact our mental health. Please know, you are not alone and there is support out there for you – no matter how you are feeling.

As a community healthcare provider of mental health services, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, (NHFT), is dedicated to ensuring that anyone living in Northamptonshire can access the mental health support they need to provide them with help during what can be a very difficult and lonely time.

NHFT is holding an online event on Monday January 18, from 2pm to 4pm to provide wellbeing advice and hold discussions on mental health – https://www.nhft.nhs.uk/membership

Anne Rackham, Director of Mental Health at NHFT, said: “COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our communities, however I want to ensure our community knows that we are still here and we are ready to support you with your mental health.

“If you are struggling please don’t suffer in silence, there is support available – no matter how you are feeling. We have a number of services who will work with you to ensure that we work with you to find the right care for you.”

To find out more about mental health support for adults living in Northamptonshire, visit:
www.nhft.nhs.uk/mentalhealth , and for support for children and young people visit:
www.nhft.nhs.uk/camhs

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