How to protect your mental health at work

Blue Monday: brain with a sign in it that says 'refuel here'
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Blue Monday is said to be the most depressing day of the year. The combination of the gloom of winter and the post-Christmas lull means that many find this day particularly difficult. However, your mental health is something that you need to look after throughout the entire year.

Work stress is one thing that can lead to feeling low around Blue Monday, or in general. And if you're not careful, feeling stressed at work can easily escalate into something worse. Work and stress can lead to depression, anxiety and a host of mental and physical illnesses. 

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Michael Gearon is a product designer at GoCompare, specialising in optimisation and user testing.