Beating the New Year blues

A NOVEL initiative to beat the New Year blues has been suggested by a national charity.

Samaritans is encouraging workers across the region to take part in its Feel Good Friday fund-raiser next month.

Sponsored by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, the initiative encourages staff to organise a variety of ‘feel-good’ activities in their workplaces in return for making a donation to Samaritans, raising vital funds for its helpline service.

Ideas could include playing upbeat music, sponsoring senior management to do something funny or donning fancy dress for the day.

The event takes place on Friday, February 3.

For more information, to download a fund-raising pack or search for ideas, visit