Blue Monday

With a combination of gloomy grey weather, post Christmas financial strains and shattered New Year’s resolutions, the third Monday in January is said to be the most depressing day of the year. The original date of ‘Blue Monday’ was mathematically calculated by Dr. Cliff Arnall, a researcher at Cardiff University.

 This year, ‘Blue Monday’ falls on the 21st of January and Camino Recovery Centre are here to help take the sting out of the most depressing day of the year. This time of year can be particularly vulnerable for people suffering with mental health issues and addictions. If their issues are left unaddressed, depression, stress and burn-out can manifest into long-term health issues, resulting in time off work and reduced productivity and can sometimes spiral into drug and alcohol abuse.

 With 80 years of combined, multi-disciplinary expertise, the team at Camino offer a place to start again. Primarily an addiction treatment centre, they also treat cases such as addiction associated conditions, known as ‘dual diagnosis’. These include trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders/bipolar disorder, eating disorders/body image concerns, grief and loss, anger and rage, relationship conflict, family of origin issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and ADD/ADHD.

 Many clients who come to Camino cannot see a way out, but the centre offers hope for a better future. Whether it be through its unique Family Programmes, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, EMDR or CBT, clients have called the treatment programme, “life-changing”, “innovative” and “rewarding”. Camino Recovery Centre offers addiction treatment for families, counselling for alcohol and drug abuse as well as treatment for depression and anxiety.

 Don Lavender comments:

“People suffering from an addiction deserve professional care delivered with dignity and respect. That is what the Camino Recovery Centre is about.”

If you want to start 2013 with a fresh attitude and healthier lifestyle, or know someone who may want to, then please contact Meena Lavender at the Camino Recovery Centre on +44 207 558 8420 or visit


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