‘Most people feel low sometimes, but if it’s affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.
Support is also available if you’re finding it hard to cope with low mood, sadness or depression.’ – NHS
Art, music, literature
So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew,
And I was unaware.
The Darkling Thrush, Thomas Hardy
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
Remember, Christina Rosetti
“Life is sometimes sad and often dull, but there are currants in the cake, and here is one of them.”
The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford
- The NHS’ ‘5 steps to mental wellbeing’
- Mental health charity Mind’s wellbeing tips
- Help Musicians’ mental health resources
- Get help with low mood, sadness, and depression through the NHS