Welcome to Little Light Room!
This is a friendly and supportive little place on the web, where you can drop by as often as you like to add a little light to your days! Go on – put the kettle on, put your feet up and join in the discussion about how we can live healthier lives by ensuring we get enough light, and the Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Winter Blues/Winter Depression that can result when we don’t.
There are lots of really good information sources available on the internet about SAD and Winter Blues. This site isn’t intended to replace or replicate this information, but I do want to help curate some of it so you don’t have to hunt around the web for it. I also wanted to offer a more personal perspective based on my own experience of living with SAD, because I understand that sometimes what you really need is to know you’re not alone – and you’re not! Find out more about me!
I hope this blog will bring a little light to your days if you have, or suspect that you have, SAD or Winter Blues. If you are supporting a partner, friend, colleague or family member with SAD symptoms or you just want to find out more, I hope you’ll find the advice useful too! 🙂
On this blog, you’ll find answers to your most pressing questions, including:
- What is SAD and Winter Blues?
- Why do we suffer from SAD and Winter Blues?
- Who suffers from SAD and Winter Blues, where do people suffer most, when do we suffer?
- How can I manage the symptoms of SAD and Winter Blues?
You’ll also find SAD and Winter Blues facts, useful links, helpful tips for staying healthy, and talking around specific issues to do with SAD and mental health… plus a few other random musings! If you’d like new posts to be delivered to your email, you can subscribe to this blog using the sign-up form on the right of this page.
In addition, I run monthly events in a gorgeous cafe in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. This offers attendees the opportunity to learn about and experience light therapy in a relaxed environment. Little Light Room events are designed to provide some ‘me-time’ and a sense of community as we craft, eat, drink and chat. The light therapy becomes quite a small feature after the first visit! I’m currently working on launching the events nationally to create a network of local groups.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Little Light Room, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image credit: ‘Way’ by Martin Boose
Any opinions or advice I give are based on my own personal experience and needs to be weighed up with what you know about yourself and your own experience of SAD or Winter Blues. I am not a medical or mental health professional, academic or counsellor. I would always recommend going to see your GP immediately if you are experiencing any symptoms that concern you.
I often use free photography from freeimages.com – credit is given at the bottom of posts.
Any products or services that I recommend are based on my own personal opinions of what I have used. I do not currently receive any financial benefits from this site, but I may partner with organisations to offer services and special offers to the Little Light Room visitors/event attendees.