Beat Blue Monday

You can Beat Blue Monday in January...

Canterbury College gets behind Blue Monday 16th January 2012 = Blue Monday

Make a note in your new diary;Monday 16th January 2012is Blue Monday.

A combination of the cold weather, debt, time since Christmas and failing New Year resolutions makes this date notionally the most depressing day of the year, “Blue Monday”.

But, rather than hiding under the duvet, Blue Monday has been reclaimed as a day to banish the winter blues by encouraging people to do random acts of kindness and make everyone feel a little bit more cheerful.

Organisations across Britainwill be out to put a smile on the face of the nation under the watchful eye of the people at www.bluemonday.org.

The website showcases the best of Blue Monday and provides encouragement for others wanting to run a Blue Monday event. This could be having a chat with a neighbour for the first time, baking a cake for work colleagues, registering to be a blood donor or something more ambitious.

Getting on Board:

National Union of Students (NUS) www.nus.org.uk

Foodcycle www.foodcycle.org.uk

VisitBrightonwww.visitbrighton.org

Arts Agenda www.artsagenda.co.uk

Two for Joy Art www.twoforjoyart.com

Peace One Day www.peaceoneday.org

KMFM www.KMFM.co.uk

Further Education Colleges in Kent (CanterburyCollege, K College,ThanetCollege,Mid-KentCollege)

South DownsCollege

Check out some coverage last year at: http://youtu.be/2kAY4R9YxQY

www.facebook.com/bluemonday2011

www.twitter.com/blue_mondays

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Notes for Editors

More information about Blue Monday can be found at www.bluemonday.org

Email t.payne@canterburycollege.ac.uk or call 01227 811328

The Blue Monday project is curated byCanterburyCollegeinspired by an idea from People United.

CanterburyCollegeis a major provider of Further and Higher Education courses and training inKent,Englandwith more than 12000 students each year (approx. 4000 full-time and 8000 part-time) and 800 staff. The College is situated near the centre ofCanterbury, a city with a large student population. www.canterburycollege.ac.uk

People United is an arts organisation and charity that creates imaginative projects that inspire kindness www.peopleunited.org.uk

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