Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College is encouraging people to forget about so-called ‘Blue Monday’ at a health and wellbeing event offering information and taster sessions from local organisations.
Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) claimed to be the most depressing day of the year.
Taking place at Wakefield Town Hall on Monday 20 January from 12noon – 3pm, ‘No more Blue Mondays’ will feature a marketplace of stalls from over 30 local, community and charitable organisations.
They’ll be on hand to offer information on everything from mental wellbeing to debt or benefits advice, physical health to coping with loneliness, local activity groups to dealing with carer’s stress.
Attendees can also experience free wellbeing taster sessions including aromatherapy, relaxation, theatre and music, physical activity, felt crafting, floral art design and more.
There will also be a raffle with prizes donated from local businesses – all funds raised will go towards South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s EyUp! charity to make a difference to community, mental health, wellbeing and learning disability services.
Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College offers a wide range of recovery-focused educational courses. Courses available at the Recovery Colleges have been developed and are delivered by people with experience of health problems, alongside people with professional experience.
Lindsey Taylor-Crossley, recovery college principal, said: “Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about the Recovery College and the local organisations we’ve partnered with to host this event – which promises to be a brilliant day.”
For more information about the college, visit www.wakefieldrecoverycollege.co.uk.