Blue Monday? It Doesn't Have To Be!

21 January 2013, 05:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A North East psychotherapist is encouraging people to be positive on what's known as the most depressing day of the year.

Andrew Pearce, who works at Prydale Partners in Weardale, County Durham, says just because scientists tell us today is 'Blue Monday' doesn't mean we need to be down in the dumps.

This year Monday the 21st of January is the 'most depressing day of the year', according to a formula created by Cliff Arnall, a former psychologist at Cardiff University.

It, supposedly, is the day when we worry most about our finances, expect bills to start landing on the door mat, have forgotten the festivities of Christmas and new year and have probably broken our new year's resolutions.

Andrew Pearce has been chatting to Capital reporter Anna Harding about why we don't have to be down on 'Blue Monday'