6 January 2016

Allyson Morgan

January blues


  • 40% of women in the UK say they get the January blues some years
  • 23% of 16-19 years admit to feeling down every January

Feeling the January blues


For those who celebrate Christmas the run up to the festive season can be stressful yet exciting, then the day finally comes and food and presents are a plenty. The first few days after Christmas day are usually spent relaxing or with friends and family and then many people often experience a dip in their mood as they face a drab January and back to the humdrum of life. But do they? mingle Trend asked the UK population.

16% of the total 819 participants admitted they feel blue every January, and for 35% the first month of the year is a depressing one some years. Women feel the blues more than men; 40% say they experience the January blues some years compared to 29% of men. It is the 16-19 years who are most likely to feel down in the dumps in January; 23% say they feel the blues every year, whereas 39% of 30-39 years are liable to feel down some years.

Have you ever felt down in January? What did you do to try and lift your spirits? Or did you think the blues are all in the mind?

Survey data base

Type of survey : British population between 16-69 years of age
Sample :819 British participants selected on a representative basis
Survey time : 31.12.15 until 04.01.16
Method: Online survey, sample

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  1. Debbie says:

    I live with Depression from January through to December no happiness in my life I am a Married Woman & we are in our 19th year, no violence or Anger. Loneness yes every day even though we do everything together I just can’t shake of being so lonely.

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