Coping with The Winter Blues-SAD

Winter is tough for many people. Short days and cold wet weather are a long way from the colours and warmth of summer, often leading to depression, or S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

You can listen to me talking about SAD on Wiltshire Radio on 1st June 2018 by clicking on the link below. It starts at 29 mins on the timeline.

Claire Ballardie – Radio Wiltshire Interview with Graham Seaman

Useful tips:

What would you enjoy on holiday? Curling up with a good book,  cooking colourful meals such as stir fries, or a spicy curry?  Having time to chill out, or maybe to try a new form of exercise? Try bringing some holiday activities into your day, even for a short time- maybe look at a favourite photo during a coffee break. Lifting your mood by dong something you really enjoy- singing along to a song on the radio, or dancing to a favourite holiday tune.


When the weather is grey, but bringing colour into your life can give you a break from the endless gloom of winter and lift your mood. Wear something colourful for fun, brighten your make-up, paint your nails, wear comedy socks! Take advantage of the wonderful sense of light and warmth to remind yourself how good you feel in summer. Take photos for some happy memories to look back on in winter.

You can read more about Seasonal Affective Disorder here