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Help to get you through ‘Blue Monday’

by Gemma Melling

Every year, the third Monday of January is dubbed “Blue Monday”. This year, it falls on Monday, 20 January 2020.

It is based on a number of factors – post-Christmas blues, cold and dark nights, not having much money after Christmas, unpaid credit card bills arriving and new year’s resolutions not starting or starting and stopping.

However, there is lots of advice and support available to help you beat the blues.

If healthy eating, getting active, stopping smoking or reducing your alcohol intake were on your ‘to do’ list in the New Year, then there is lots of advice and support available on the Healthy Knowsley website – www.healthyknowsley.co.uk

Whether you want to pick up new budgeting skills, make sure you’re claiming all you’re entitled to or need help managing debt, then Citizens Advice Knowsley can help. Advice is available online, over the phone or face to face.  Find out more by visiting their website www.citizensadviceknowsley.org.uk, call into their offices in Huyton or Kirkby or call 0300 330 9008 to make an appointment or call 0151 294 4081 to make an appointment at the Halewood office.

The Money Advice Service covers a range of money topics from budgeting, saving and managing debt. Visit www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk or call 0300 500 5000.

Help is available available from Stepchange – www.stepchange.org or call 0800 138 1111. Stepchange explains the different options to manage debt.

For money saving tips and budgeting advice, visit Martin Lewis’ Money Saving Expert at www.moneysavingexpert.com.  You can sign up to a weekly email for money saving tips straight to your inbox.