The facts about the Blue Monday meme

It’s Blue Monday on Monday January 20th)  – symbolically the most depressing day of the year. And it provides a great opportunity to promote greater understanding about mental well-being, positive psychology, or just an excuse to have a good time. It’s also a wonderful example of experience how memes operate and how we live in […]

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Why Tim Harford got it wrong on the Blue Monday meme

I nearly had a letter published in the ‘Financial Times’ last week. I say nearly because the Letters Editor got in touch with me to amend my original. Que sera. The letter was a correction to a piece written by the FT’s Tim Harford – of whom I’m a great fan and thoroughly enjoyed his […]

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Beat ‘Blue Monday’ on January 21st – with binge happiness

Support is being offered to help people overcome what is labelled ‘the most depressing day of the year’ – Blue Monday on Monday January 21st  – with activities to turn it into a day of ‘binge happiness’ – and also raise funds for mental health charities. The combination of general economic doom and gloom coupled […]

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Can my friend Claudio get your office into a samba for Blue Monday

I have been blessed with many good friends, and am particularly proud to know Claudio kron Brazil. He’s a Brazilian drummer from Yorkshire. He is now leading a nationwide campaign to encourage everyone to use everyday office items to create their own office samba bands to help beat the Blue Monday blues on ‘the most depressing day of […]

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No brainer great PR for anyone promoting mental health issues

With this year’s Blue Monday due on Monday January 16th this is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in mental health issues to gain valuable media coverage and even fund-raising opportunities. Here’s a great example from the Edinburgh Evening News on getting extensive coverage – linking the forthcoming Blue Monday with the issue […]

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Cheryl Cole’s 8 creativity and career lessons for brand ‘You’

The recent sacking of ‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl Cole has valuable lessons for your creativity – and your career. Whether it is a job or an idea, the innovative and creative manager has to learn to deal with setbacks, obstacles and people saying ‘No’. Here are 8 tips you need to take on board from […]

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