Monday 20 January is said to be the most depressing day of 2020. However we would like to help you change that and have compiled some fun play ideas to turn Blue Monday into Merry Monday!

Play is a great stress reliever and can help children build strong minds and bodies, but most of all it’s fun! There are a range of reasons such as busy schedules, cold weather and less daylight that may mean children may have less time or opportunity to play, however it’s crucial for their development that children and young people of all ages spend time playing every day.

Try some of our Merry Monday ideas and for lots more resources check out our Play Matters page.

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The Samaritans charity have rebranded Blue Monday as Brew Monday and are encouraging people to get together for a chat over a warm drink. For information go to www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/brew-monday/

If you need support you can call the Samaritans at any time on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org or call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000.