16 January 2016

Today is known as ‘Blue Monday’ when bills are highest, motivation is apparently low and daylight hours are short.

If you’re feeling down then these may help. There’s also our mental health guide for details about services in the city:

  1. Read – it’s relaxing and known to help with stress. You can borrow books for free for one of the city’s 28 libraries.
  2. Get out and about – there are more than 800 parks, woodlands and green spaces in Sheffield.  We’re not known as The Outdoor City for nothing…
  3. Exercise – another positive activity known to help beat stress and depression. There are loads of facilities in Sheffield if you want a gym or leisure centre, and last year we opened new centres at Graves and Thorncliffe, as well as the revamped Wisewood Sports Centre.
  4. See friends – our city centre is a great place for meeting up with friends, with a huge selection of bars, restaurants, cultural attractions and free events. We’ve just retained our Purple Flag award for the quality of our night-time economy
  5. Try something new – Mindfullness courses are running again from our Central Library, as well as knitting classes, photography and much more. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries for more information.