Yep – its that time of year that they call blue Monday – although secretly the name just reminds us of the rather cheerful New Order song
Knowing what a bit of a rubbish time most of us have been having recently we have been looking at some support options that people might want to plug into.
One of our favourite spots is the Frazzled Cafe which was set up by Ruby Wax – its not mental health and the tag line is: its ok to be not okay which resonates with most of us currently
Frazzled Cafe is about people coming together to share their stories, calmly sitting together, stating their case and feeling validated as a result. Feeling heard, to me, has always been half the cure.Ruby Wax, OBE
Mind has some great resources to help you self Manage issues such as anxiety – its includes things like looking after your diet and health, managing your worries through diary keeping and alternative solutions such as yoga and meditation.
There’s a full list also on the NHS Website which also has support for everything from relationship issues, abuse and addictions.
For those of you just feeling a bit blue though lets look at what great fun things we have coming up to brighten your lockdown evenings.
There’s a list of this week’s events and conferences on our usual pages. Also, keep an eye on our jobs board as there are some seriously great purpose-driven companies looking to improve their inclusivity by reaching out to our members & candidates.
We’re back on the 27th with the WebDev101 project and the PyLabs group then theres also a spot to drop in on the Hack Night @CodeHub with CodeHub.Continue reading “Monday Blues?”