Today is said to be one of the most stressful days of the year.
People in the midlands are being encouraged to reach out to friends and family on 'Blue Monday.'
The third Monday of every January is said to be one of the toughest days of the year on people's mental health.
Post-Christmas woes, financial struggles and gloomy Winter weather are all claimed to contribute.
Seamus Sheedy is President of the European Association of Counselling and a midlands based psychotherapist.
He has this advice for people feeling particularly down today: