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06 January 2021

Blue Monday

Blue Monday is thought of as the most depressing day of the year. It typically falls on the third Monday in January, so will fall on the eighteenth this year. The term ‘Blue Monday’ was first coined in 2004 and since then it has become widely known around the world. You may not be aware that it is also considered to be very controversial in mental health and scientific circles. In the scientific community, the formula used to calculate the most depressing day of the year is considered ‘nonsensical’ and ‘farcical’. Within the mental health community, there are fears it distorts or minimises and misinforms the general populace on the nature of depression and associated mental health conditions. Furthermore, the reason the formula came into existence was on the back of an advertising campaign looking to find the best day to book a summer holiday!

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04 November 2020
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International Stress Awareness Day 2020

Stress and the coronavirus The International Stress Awareness Day, run by the International Stress Management Association, takes place on 4th November, during stress awareness week 2nd to 6th Novembe…

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09 October 2020
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World Mental Health Day 2020

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) was founded in 1948 to promote advancements in mental health awareness and advocacy, prevention of mental health disorders and ensuring best practice in r…

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18 May 2020
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

In 2020, the Mental Health Foundation has chosen to focus on the link between the quality of our sleep and the quality of our mental health for their annual Mental Health Awareness Week. We at Validiu…

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24 April 2020
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The Importance Of Sleep

World Sleep Day (13 March 2020) is an annual event which looks at important issues related to sleep. As you may know, it is recommended that most of us should have around 8 hours of sleep a night to b…

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