21 things to do on Blue Monday in Liverpool
Taking care of our mental health is the key to breezing through Blue Monday and this little lot might just help.
Monday 21st January 2019 is said to be the most depressing day of the year (or an amazing 80’s electro track by New Order) and with pay day still a dot in the distance and temperatures plummeting, it can certainly feel that way. However, let’s be realistic here. Blue Monday was dreamt up by a travel company back in 2005, probably to propel is in to booking a holiday and so really, it’s just another Monday.
Also, everyone knows you can’t keep a good Scouser down, so along with getting plenty of sleep, enjoying cosy nights in with a good film, book, food or company, followed by the odd walk in the park, we’re not letting any mental health gimmicks get us down.
If you feel like you could do with a little pick me up, we’ve rounded up 21 things that might just help. From thoughtful freebies to proven mood-enhancers and lots of laughs along the way. Stick that New Order track on and have a scroll through these.
Here’s 21 things to do on Blue Monday in Liverpool…..
1 – Free Tea at The Cosy Club
We all know that a good cuppa can help put the world to rights and on Monday 21st you can get a free cup of tea at The Cosy Club Liverpool ONE from 9am until the end of the day. Ps – Cosy Club bacon butties are fab too! More here.
2 – All You Need is Love
Check out the free ‘Double Fantasy’ exhibition at Museum of Liverpool and take inspiration from John & Yoko’s simple yet beautiful relationship. You can even leave your own message of love & hope on the imagine wall. More here
3 – Everything’s Rosie at Liverpool ONE
Liverpool ONE is kick starting a chain of good vibes this Blue Monday by placing free flowers across it’s city centre site. If you pick one up, share it on socials, or maybe pass it on to someone who needs a little positive boost to their day. Follow @Liverpool_ONE for info.
4 -Free Bike Rides
If you turn to a bit of pedal power to clear your mind, did you know you can join up with local groups through Cycling events with the likes of Everton in the Community, Wheels for All and HSBC? Find out more here.
5 – Samba for a Fiver
Did you know that every Monday night Liverpool Samba School host a percussion workshop at Edge Hill library? From 8:30pm til 10pm you can bang the drums til your hearts content for just £5. More info here.
6 – Take In A Show
There’s free tickets going for the Hot water Comedy Club showcase on Monday night with a whole host of comedians taking to the stage. Grab yours here. Or why not check out new film releases Glass and Mary Queen of Scots at the Odeon, Liverpool ONE, tickets here.
7 – Pizza for a Quid at Crazy Pedro’s
Parr Street Pizza Parlour, Crazy Pedro’s continues its January give away with slices of pizza for just £1. Get some! More info here.
8 – Breathe at White Wolf Yoga
If it’s a bit of quiet time you’re after, why not book onto the hatha flow yoga class at White Wolf Yoga from 6:30pm. Nurturing the mind, body and spirit you can’t help but feel refreshed. Timetable info here.
9 – Go Red with LFC Foundation
Mental health charity, Imagine Independence, and the LFC Foundation are working together to encourage people to beat the blues and go RED this Blue Monday by joining them for a brew at Imagine’s office on Hope Street. Info here.
10 – Have a Giggle
Scousers have a brilliant sense of humour so why not get your Blue Monday boost with a giggle as our favourite Scouse memes that just never get old. Check out our faves here.
11 – Get Down The Bingo!
Bongo’s Bingo has just released its March dates for Liverpool and alongside some St Paddy’s Day madness with Boyzlife, there’s also 5 flagship shows too. Fancy winning a Henry Hoover, ride on unicorn or a massive cash prize? Get booking here now.
12 – Whip Up a Storm in the Kitchen
Did you know that baking is good for your mental health? Basically anything that involves cake is good in our books, but if you don’t fancy venturing out for a slice, why not make your own? Top tips here.
13 – Local Heroes
If you haven’t already seen BBC 2 docuseries, Hospital, get yourself on the Iplayer and watch episodes 1 & 2 this Monday evening. You can’t failed to be inspired by the members of our local NHS who are the very backbone of our local hospitals. More here.
14 – Read, Cook, Eat at Crosby Library
Crosby Library is reaching out to the wider community with a cookery session, which is child friendly, on Monday from 11am. Artists Foodsketz will be on site and there’s a chance to make flatbreads together, talk and, of course, eat. Info here.
15 – Cosy Bars to While Away the Hours
Why not organize a catch up with a mate or a family get together this Monday. We’ve got 18 of the cosiest pubs, bars and restaurants to enjoy a drink, bite to eat and natter with your nearest and dearest, here.
16 – Win the Quiz at Ma Egerton’s Stagedoor
Monday nights are all about winning a £50 cash prize from Tina Malone at Ma Egerton’s Stagedoor. Take on the quiz at 8pm and tuck into the fab pizzas until 11pm too. More info here.
17 – Get Online & Share
— 🏳️🌈🇪🇺 Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) 18 January 2019
Comedian and Actor Matt Lucas is leading the way with a Twitter campaign with the Samaritans this Blue Monday. If you’re looking for support, or offering a mental health support service, get online and search #bluemonday.
18 – Watch, Laugh, Share, Repeat
When someone tells you to smile/cheer up on Blue Monday, or any other day for that matter. PI$$ off!
19 – Speed Dating on Lark Lane
How about turning so called blue Monday into a lovely Monday with a Fastlove Speed Dating event at Love & Rockets, Lark Lane? Sessions begin at 7:30pm and who knows, you might just find someone to spend every Monday with! Book here.
20 – Plan Your 2019 in Liverpool
Sometimes having some dates in your diary to look forward to is enough to spur us on through the quiet weekends in and 2019 in Liverpool is bursting with inspiration. Check out our full 2019 event guide here and kick blue Monday into touch with a colourful year in the city.
21 – Me Time
When was the last time you actually just treated yourself? A long soak in the bath, a fresh nail colour or even the simple luxury of an early night? Make Blue Monday the first in a long line of ‘Me Time Mondays’ in 2019.