Residents Invited to Tackle Blue Monday
The Mayor of South Tyneside will help to spread some happiness next week when the Borough marks Blue Monday.
South Tyneside Council's Library Service has joined forces with Public Health and the Change4Life Health and Wellbeing Champions Network to host a 'feel good' drop in session on what is claimed to be one of the most depressing days of the year.
On Monday 20 January from 10am - 1pm, visitors will be joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick and Mrs Jean Williamson at Cleadon Park Library, where they can enjoy refreshments and free soup whilst finding out more about how to improve their overall health and mental wellbeing.
The Mayor said: "We are delighted to support this Blue Monday feel good event for the second year running. The event is all about encouraging people to share ideas in order to contribute to the improvement of mental health, happiness and wellbeing in South Tyneside.
"I would encourage anyone to come along and get involved in the activities on offer. It is sure to an enjoyable day."
Councillor Tracey Dixon, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Independence and Wellbeing, added: "Maintaining good mental health throughout life is one of our key priorities. At a time of year when some may feel down due to the miserable weather, dark nights and post-Christmas blues, it is important that people get together and discuss their thoughts and feelings.
"This drop-in event is a great way of encouraging residents to meet new people, have a chat over a coffee and practice positive thinking. This can go a long way in boosting someone's spirits."