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Siobhan O'Neill

On this Blue Monday, try to find some kind words for yourself

Siobhan O'Neill

Positive steps you can take to help get through the pandemic

This is for many the most difficult part of the pandemic. We have been living with restrictions for a long period of time, and many of us are really starting to feel the effect of the chronic pressure and anxiety that has characterised the past year.

Today has been designated 'Blue Monday' because scientists have established that the combination of difficulties that occur at this time every year can have an impact on our mental health.

However, whilst science has led to today having this unfortunate title, science, particularly an understanding of how our body responds to stress, can help us identify strategies that we can use to protect our mental health.

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