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Win a Valkee SAD Light Headset worth £179.99

Feeling glum at the look of the grey skies? For October we’ve got a fab competition prize that will help you bypass the winter blues; we’ve got 2 Valkee SAD Light Headsets to give away!

Have you ever wondered why you tend to feel down when summer comes to an end? Perhaps you don’t feel it straight away, but by the end of September or early October you feel fed up and can’t avoid thinking about the long dark months ahead. It’s all down to our bodies lacking exposure to natural daylight.

Light exposure is really important for the production of serotonin, the feel-good chemical in the brain which controls our mood. Lack of light means our serotonin levels dip, and as a result we can experience depression during the winter months. We feel lethargic, have trouble with our sleep pattern, crave carbs and sugar and feel anxious and irritable.

SAD is a medically recognised condition and affects over 2 million people in the UK, so if you nodded along to the symptoms listed above it is very likely that SAD is to blame. Medical professionals recommend that rather than treating SAD with drugs, high level light therapy is more effective since it tops up your brain’s exposure to light and lifts your mood naturally.

Although SAD lights are a popular treatment method, there's a new kid on the block which is more convenient and far more effective...

The Valkee SAD Light Head Set

Valkee is a completely unique and revolutionary device which directs high level light directly towards the photoreceptors in your brain via the ear canal. It’s a lot like an mp3 player; just wear the ear buds, turn the device on and let it work its magic for 6-12 minutes each day.

Valkee Bright Light Headset

Valkee is clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of SAD, with 92% of people reporting that their symptoms completely disappeared within 4 weeks. Treatment time is quicker and more effective than traditional SAD light boxes, and it’s so much more convenient as you don’t have to sit directly in front of a lamp for an hour each day.

So who wants to try a Valkee?! Well, this month we’ve got 2 to give away! One in Black and One in White.

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1. Open to UK residents aged 18+ only
2. Competition closes midnight 31/10/2013
3. This competition is in no way hosted by Facebook or Twitter
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228 thoughts on “Win a Valkee SAD Light Headset worth £179.99”

  • Rachel Craig
    Rachel Craig 01/10/2013 at 11:36

    Please allow Rafflecopter competition entry via e-mail, comment etc.

  • Ellie Scott
    Ellie Scott 01/10/2013 at 11:44

    Hi Rachel, thanks for the suggestion, you can now leave a comment on this blog to enter too.

  • valerie myburgh
    valerie myburgh 01/10/2013 at 12:17

    Short walks outdoors


    Fresh Air - going for a walk helps

  • iain maciver
    iain maciver 01/10/2013 at 12:31

    trying to keep your mind occupied

  • Paul Wilson
    Paul Wilson 01/10/2013 at 12:52

    Taking time for relaxation.

  • Richard S

    exercise helps the most especially outdoors, go running or for walks

  • Jim Kerr

    Meeting with friends and having a laugh helps.

  • Beverley

    plenty of warm drinks keep me awake and happy

  • Joanna Butler-Savage
    Joanna Butler-Savage 01/10/2013 at 15:37

    lots of running

  • Martina Pichova
    Martina Pichova 01/10/2013 at 16:11

    Eating fresh fruit and spending time outdoors.

  • Samantha J
    Samantha J 01/10/2013 at 16:47

    Brisk walks with the kids

    SUZANNE DRUMMOND 01/10/2013 at 17:02

    walking the dog and trying to loose a bit of weight aswell x

  • LizF ferguson
    LizF ferguson 01/10/2013 at 17:10

    Walks in the woods

  • Jennifer Wallin
    Jennifer Wallin 01/10/2013 at 17:43

    Expose your skin to sunlight as much as you can, even if it's only the back of your hands.

  • Christine Johnson
    Christine Johnson 01/10/2013 at 17:56

    Walk a dog, you have to go out with them in all kinds of weather, and it brushes the cobwebs off

  • Ashleigh Allan
    Ashleigh Allan 01/10/2013 at 19:03

    Think of the good things to look forward to!

  • Tracy Nixon
    Tracy Nixon 01/10/2013 at 19:06

    Plenty of fresh air - even if it is wet, put on a decent jacket with a hood or take your brolly and have a short walk - even if it is just along the road and back. Central heating and sitting indoors all day will only make your feel tired throughout the day and not sleep at night - and that would make anyone depressed!

  • belinda porter
    belinda porter 01/10/2013 at 19:13

    see my grandchildren at least once a week they cheer me up

  • barbara shaw
    barbara shaw 01/10/2013 at 19:18

    out for walks as often as possible

  • Clare Woodman
    Clare Woodman 01/10/2013 at 19:20

    Just try to keep busy and not dwell on troubles x

  • Susan Seaman
    Susan Seaman 01/10/2013 at 19:23

    make the most of every minute of daylight by going for a walk whenever you can.

  • Kathy D

    Hula Hooping .......keeps you feeling young and gets that waist in shape

  • Allan Mackay
    Allan Mackay 01/10/2013 at 19:30

    I could do with one of these.

  • Sarah Mcknight
    Sarah Mcknight 01/10/2013 at 19:32

    A nice warm bubble bath

  • Rey Chunara
    Rey Chunara 01/10/2013 at 19:43

    Going for a walk in the country and then watching a film set in summertime.

  • John Tingay
    John Tingay 01/10/2013 at 20:01

    Get outside during your lunch break.

  • Hazel Rea

    Walking in the park or on the beach in any winter sunshine cheers everyone up.

  • Anneka Hulse
    Anneka Hulse 01/10/2013 at 20:59

    Going out on long walks and keeping to a healthy diet

    EMMA WALTERS 01/10/2013 at 21:11

    holiday in the winter instead of th summer

    EMMA WALTERS 01/10/2013 at 21:12

    holiday in the winter instead of the summer

  • claire woods
    claire woods 01/10/2013 at 21:15

    Get out in the sunshine when there is any.

  • Alison Joyce
    Alison Joyce 01/10/2013 at 21:26

    Making the most of the winter sunshine

  • Heather Haigh
    Heather Haigh 01/10/2013 at 21:31

    Plenty of outdoor excercise.

  • Deborah Ryall
    Deborah Ryall 01/10/2013 at 22:01

    I still learning how to help myself and understand SAD . I go for walks and try and as much sunlight as I can

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones 01/10/2013 at 22:50

    Arrange to meet friends and family to keep your spirits up, a good chat can always banis those winter blues.

  • liz denial
    liz denial 01/10/2013 at 23:43

    I love to watch the wildlife in my garden, that always cheers me up

  • Lynsey Buchanan
    Lynsey Buchanan 02/10/2013 at 00:53

    speading time outdoors so you dont feel that you never see daylight

  • Joanne Mapp
    Joanne Mapp 02/10/2013 at 06:30

    I make sure I get out of the house every day, even in bad weather

  • Kathryn Salmon
    Kathryn Salmon 02/10/2013 at 08:52

    Try to make sure you still meet up with people, don't hole yourself away.

  • laura stewart
    laura stewart 02/10/2013 at 09:22

    lots of running

  • Alana Walker
    Alana Walker 02/10/2013 at 10:38

    Get some daylight light bulbs, they really work.x

  • Margaret N
    Margaret N 02/10/2013 at 10:43

    A holiday in Oz!

  • Derek S

    Regular exercise can help.

  • Angie Hoggett
    Angie Hoggett 02/10/2013 at 12:37

    exercise, yoga and green tea

  • Paula

    Make sure you get enough sleep, lack of sleep makes SAD a lot worse

  • Christine Goodall
    Christine Goodall 02/10/2013 at 13:28

    Get out into the fresh air as much as possible, taking walks in the countryside or at the beach. Keep in touch with nature.

  • Tracy Stevens
    Tracy Stevens 02/10/2013 at 14:14

    Always looking for the positive, and doing at least one thing a day that you enjoy.

  • Jen English
    Jen English 02/10/2013 at 14:26

    Don't hide away indoors, get out and make the most of the sunnier days

  • hannonle

    as much sunshine as you can get.

    KATIE WRIGHT 02/10/2013 at 16:36

    Comfort eating :0)

  • Sally Carter
    Sally Carter 02/10/2013 at 17:24

    Have a walk every day for at least 15 mins.

  • Hassni

    Long walks outside the city.

  • Ali Thorpe
    Ali Thorpe 02/10/2013 at 17:44

    Try to get out for extended periods during the day if possible, such as for a walk with the dog or friends.

  • anthony harrington
    anthony harrington 02/10/2013 at 20:29

    long walks with the doggies followed by stuffing chocolate!

  • Christina Macey
    Christina Macey 02/10/2013 at 20:49

    Take vitamin d supplements.

  • brenda heads
    brenda heads 02/10/2013 at 22:00

    I walk my dog. There is nothing like being out and about and talking to other dog walkers to brighten your day.

  • Jennie Silver
    Jennie Silver 02/10/2013 at 22:52

    try your hand at making some fresh soups and stews, ready for the winter months x

  • Gail G

    Get planting seeds ready for spring

  • Dawn Henson
    Dawn Henson 03/10/2013 at 08:49

    A long daily walk with my two dogs keeps me from getting the winter blues

  • Nancy Townsend
    Nancy Townsend 03/10/2013 at 09:07

    Having 4 dogs means I have to get up in the morning to feed and walk them. This helps a lot as it gets me outside in the daylight.

  • Phyllis Ellett
    Phyllis Ellett 03/10/2013 at 11:59

    Embracing the winter weather, go out in it, enjoy it. Don't just look out of the window and stay in.

  • Spencer Broadley
    Spencer Broadley 03/10/2013 at 12:01

    Out when sunrise for a walk n the brisk air

  • George A Pow

    How wonderful what an innovation to help you concentrate with all tasks.

  • Alix Smith

    Stay active & try to get out for a walk during the day.

  • Laura Pritchard
    Laura Pritchard 03/10/2013 at 20:42

    Keep physically active to keep the blood pumping.

  • Mike

    More Competitions.

  • Lee

    Plan next holiday.

  • Sally

    Keeping Busy

  • Gwen B

    Make The Most of any sunshine, that means don`t blinke or you will miss it.

  • Adam B

    Keep busy and don`t sit doing nothing.

  • Abbey

    Get outdoors!

  • Steve Dickinson
    Steve Dickinson 04/10/2013 at 00:35

    Lots of fresh air

  • John Tunnicliffe
    John Tunnicliffe 04/10/2013 at 10:55

    Do anything you can to keep your mind occupied.

  • andrea lloyd
    andrea lloyd 04/10/2013 at 17:17

    i find walking helps me to feel better

  • Anthony G

    Spend quality time with the kids

  • Sarah Benn
    Sarah Benn 06/10/2013 at 12:17

    Morning walks

    YOLANDA DAVIS 06/10/2013 at 13:55

    comfort food and hot drinks, blankets and good tv

  • Hazel Hulson
    Hazel Hulson 06/10/2013 at 14:03

    Plenty of sleep rest ,also a good diet with fruit and vegetables ,drinking plenty of water,wrapping up warm, walking with dog when fine,also like aromatherapy and meditation to relax improve mood.

  • tracy baines
    tracy baines 06/10/2013 at 14:39

    I just try to get out in the sunshine when I can and also play uplifting music

  • carolyn C

    Grab as much fresh air and sunshine as you can, so you feel the benefit.

  • l thomas

    brisk walk, visit family, eat balanced diet!

  • Barney Riley
    Barney Riley 06/10/2013 at 17:00

    On yer bike

  • Emma Collins
    Emma Collins 06/10/2013 at 19:35

    go for a good walk or watch funny tv programmes laughter therapy

  • Philippa Eckersley
    Philippa Eckersley 06/10/2013 at 20:10

    Take every opportunity to go for a walk on crisp but bright winters days

  • Katie Last
    Katie Last 06/10/2013 at 20:14

    A good, healthy diet helps immensely. Arrange to go out, book tickets to a show, go for a nice meal, go hiking, explore a new place... anything that you can look forward to, it focuses your mind.

  • Alison

    Going for a winter walk

  • Stacy beamingwithjoy Brown
    Stacy beamingwithjoy Brown 06/10/2013 at 22:41

    Fresh air, walk as much as you can and always sit next to the window whenever you can :)

  • Kieran Walsh

    "Hibernate"!!, not poss, all right, fresh air, active dog, long country walks, and stick no matter how hard, to regular bedtime, also mix in active gran children. to keep you going

  • Brooke Ritchie
    Brooke Ritchie 07/10/2013 at 12:42

    Get wrapped up on those crisp days/ nights & go for a nice stroll, it really is a mood booster taking in that fresh air & getting out & about.

  • Ursula Hunt
    Ursula Hunt 07/10/2013 at 14:46

    Watching a comedy, a good laugh always makes me feel better

  • Caroline Clarke
    Caroline Clarke 07/10/2013 at 15:13

    Listening to happy or upbeat music in the morning or choosing a bright coloured outfit to wear for the day.

  • Scott Fallon
    Scott Fallon 07/10/2013 at 15:47

    Watch charlie chaplin films

  • Summer Davidson
    Summer Davidson 07/10/2013 at 18:51

    I know most people disagree with me on this one, but I love going swimming during the winter!

    Yes so walking to the pool can be grim sometimes, but the relaxing exercise does wonders for my endorphin levels! Plus it's soft on my knees as I can't run much these days. It also reminds me of summer holidays abroad in the sea. Honestly, give it a try.

    Thanks for the competition, would love one of these lights xx

    DANIELLE VEDMORE 07/10/2013 at 21:59

    Get out and get some fresh air - always invigorates me!

  • Darius Dragasius
    Darius Dragasius 07/10/2013 at 22:47

    exercising and swimming

  • natalja p.
    natalja p. 07/10/2013 at 22:51

    family days out

  • Simon Oakley
    Simon Oakley 08/10/2013 at 08:07

    sad lights are just the best thing

  • Catherine V
    Catherine V 08/10/2013 at 08:11

    Try to take you holiday in the winter if you can! I know its sounds stupid but I have known for 20 years that I needed this 'top up' & I didn't know it had a name, but it provides an essential boost that a summer holiday wont.

  • Bernie

    Take a walk outside whenever you can - great to relieve stress and get some sunlight and fresh air.

  • julie kenny
    julie kenny 08/10/2013 at 12:15

    getting out and about - even in the cold weather long as you have the right clothing it can be fun to be out doors in the cold and gives you an energy boost x

  • Gill

    Fresh air and exercise.

  • Teresa Sheldon
    Teresa Sheldon 08/10/2013 at 20:27

    i have bright coloured walls in my rooms and try to have bright acessories I find then on dark evenings it's bright and cheerful at least inside

  • Bernhard Maier
    Bernhard Maier 08/10/2013 at 20:48

    get holidays in the sun

  • neil winfield
    neil winfield 09/10/2013 at 13:56

    go on holiday

  • Fiona

    Lots of exercise

  • Laura

    An alarm clock with a wake up light.

  • Pam Gregory
    Pam Gregory 12/10/2013 at 14:45

    Go swimming

  • Stephanie Whitehouse
    Stephanie Whitehouse 13/10/2013 at 14:26

    Get a dog so you have to get out every day. And you get loved unconditionally

  • Joanne Welsh
    Joanne Welsh 13/10/2013 at 19:52


  • julie baxter
    julie baxter 14/10/2013 at 10:01

    regular exercise and bright colours surrounding me

  • Solange

    Yoga and Pilates


    A nice warm bubble bath

  • Richard Randall

    Walking the dog.

  • Jade Prior
    Jade Prior 17/10/2013 at 00:28

    fantastic prize! I recommend dressing in your favourite bright colours, playing with pets a lot and spending time around loved ones doing fun winter activities. good luck to all who entered!

  • Jade Prior
    Jade Prior 17/10/2013 at 00:29

    fantastic prize! I recommend wearing your favourite bright colours, playing with pets a lot and spending time with loved ones doing fun winter activities!

  • Maggie Osborn
    Maggie Osborn 17/10/2013 at 17:38

    A good balance of rest and exercise.

  • michelle bennett
    michelle bennett 17/10/2013 at 18:07

    Music is my way of beating the winter blues. My mp3 player has gotten me through some pretty touch times. I use it mainly when im at home alone - kids are at school, hubbys at work etc. I dont think as much about the fact that its dull outside or cold or the fact that im on my own!

  • Stevie Fairbairn
    Stevie Fairbairn 17/10/2013 at 18:23

    I'm a patient with consultants so it wouldn't be fair to use my experience to outdo other folk in the competition. I'll share one little bit of advice though, never ever take your frustration out on innocent people.

  • Mia Jade Fergusson
    Mia Jade Fergusson 17/10/2013 at 23:24

    Going for long walks , and listening to relaxing positive music.

  • Laura Farren
    Laura Farren 18/10/2013 at 01:32

    I have a daylight lamp which helps, i listen to alot of music which also lifts the blues

  • kim sellwood
    kim sellwood 18/10/2013 at 10:04

    walking through the leaves or jumping into puddles relieves my stress

  • CAT

    I wonder how much research has gone into this or is it placebo

  • katrina day-reilly
    katrina day-reilly 18/10/2013 at 18:02

    go out for an hour at least once a day

  • Kirsty Woods
    Kirsty Woods 18/10/2013 at 20:58

    Keep active

  • jessica agyin
    jessica agyin 20/10/2013 at 01:13

    Lots of fresh air

  • sam schofield
    sam schofield 20/10/2013 at 13:22

    beat the winter by keeping active and eating and drinking healthy but could also ask people to look out for the elderly to make sure they ok and doing well because the cold really affects them and they can not do things like they used to !!!!

  • Danielle woodman
    Danielle woodman 20/10/2013 at 21:47

    Healthy food and fresh air

  • Danielle woodman
    Danielle woodman 20/10/2013 at 21:49

    healthy food and fresh air.

  • Anthony Martin
    Anthony Martin 21/10/2013 at 11:51

    exercise and home made soups - soups are warming packed with a lot of your five a day, filling and good for you, the exercise - ive got 100lb to lose and believe me wrking out in blistering heat at this size was close to collapsing at least in the cold the dehydration factor kicks in more normally

  • Joe Dee Phoenix
    Joe Dee Phoenix 21/10/2013 at 13:40

    try to increase your vitamin D intake this helps lots. broccoli is a source, and i think you can get supplements now too, as most vitamin D is produced via our exposure to sunlight.

  • Sue Bell

    A walk in the fresh air

  • Monika

    Episode of "friends"and a hot cuppa:)

    MANDY DOHERTY 23/10/2013 at 01:43

    Keeping busy

    MANDY DOHERTY 23/10/2013 at 01:45

    Taking the dog for a walk and generally keeping busy

  • Tracy

    Walking, being outdoors and pets help me, as does the thought of snowdrops and daffodils just around the corner!

  • Ellie Scott
    Ellie Scott 24/10/2013 at 08:43

    Hi Cat, you can read up on the research and science behind valkee at

  • Marion

    Keeping busy: cooking, reading and sewing.

  • christy beckett
    christy beckett 24/10/2013 at 22:03

    Keep active, eat healthy and keep warm. One of the most importan things is to talk to people, maybe a support group and pick up ideas through there.

  • Geraldine OGorman
    Geraldine OGorman 24/10/2013 at 23:42

    Getting out into the fresh air and a brisk walk help me..admiring nature in all it's glory. x

  • Ruth Hedges
    Ruth Hedges 25/10/2013 at 16:04

    I've just started Boot Camp twice a week it's great for the release of endorphins and keeps me fit and healthy.

    SUSAN GOUGH 25/10/2013 at 22:16

    Watching a funny film

  • Tiffany Oconnell
    Tiffany Oconnell 25/10/2013 at 22:33

    Keep active, Get out for walks and get plenty of fresh air. Always lifts my spirits anyway.


    A walk a day preferably in sunshine in the winter will warm you up and make you feel so much better.

  • Jackie Igoe
    Jackie Igoe 26/10/2013 at 02:51

    Getting out in the fresh air always helps!

  • stephen holman

    Exercise even if its a small walk or a keep fit dvd inside the house. will make you feel better and happier

  • carol brailsford

    great prize.

  • Christine Caple
    Christine Caple 27/10/2013 at 11:17

    Get out for a walk every day

  • katie skeoch
    katie skeoch 27/10/2013 at 12:32

    baking always helps me!!

  • laura miller
    laura miller 27/10/2013 at 14:16

    walks down the local park, eat you 5 a day

  • Rick Carr

    Early to Bed and a good nights sleep

  • leemc

    the doctor just diagnosed me with SAD this week and said i need to get a light box?
    Then i find this comp, must be fate xx

  • Kristy Brown
    Kristy Brown 27/10/2013 at 15:58

    I try to make sure I get regular exercise as I find this helps me alleviate the way in feel in the dark months ahead

  • Rachael Barratt
    Rachael Barratt 27/10/2013 at 16:03

    Lots of exercise and making sure I plan my days so that I don't have any time where I'm just wandering around bored.

  • sammiej

    Have a thick soup for lunch everyday it keeps you warm inside.

  • Wendy Moore
    Wendy Moore 27/10/2013 at 18:36

    Get up early and do half an hour of yoga

  • Harriet Casey
    Harriet Casey 27/10/2013 at 19:14

    Yoga, fairy lights in areas of my room and song writing

  • Ann Skamarauskas
    Ann Skamarauskas 27/10/2013 at 19:25

    walks, the gym and cinema

  • Alisa Moore
    Alisa Moore 28/10/2013 at 09:32

    exercise is good

  • Pauline Burroughs
    Pauline Burroughs 28/10/2013 at 11:32

    Plenty of fresh air and exercise, also try to keep your mind active x

  • Valerie Thorpe
    Valerie Thorpe 28/10/2013 at 11:44

    I would like to say, take a winter sunshine holiday but I can't afford that anymore.

    HELEN BARTON 28/10/2013 at 12:17

    Try to get out for a walk each day, also a daily dose of St John's Wort helps (so says my Mother anyway!)

  • Kevin Minihane
    Kevin Minihane 28/10/2013 at 12:46

    Get out side in the sun if you can

  • Stephanie Whitehouse
    Stephanie Whitehouse 28/10/2013 at 13:00

    Get out regularly - maybe get a dog, whose affection will also l ift your spirits

  • Gilla01

    Eat chocolate.

  • Hayley Wynn
    Hayley Wynn 28/10/2013 at 19:04

    sitting inside watching movies with a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows

  • san

    being outside as much as possible during the daylight

  • Kirstie

    Go for a walk. And make sure you have friends to talk to when you feel down x


    Have plenty of hot drinks, wrap up well and eat sensible.

  • Patricia Avery
    Patricia Avery 28/10/2013 at 22:45

    I find starting the day with a gym session and a swim helps me counteract SAD.

  • Frances Grasby
    Frances Grasby 28/10/2013 at 23:02

    Loads more convenient than my light box

    SUSAN L HALL 28/10/2013 at 23:14

    spoil yourself with your best bubble bath and a glass of sparkle - makes you chilled ... in a good way

  • Jane Middleton
    Jane Middleton 28/10/2013 at 23:39

    cuddles with the family

  • Branwen

    Morning walks

  • Alison

    Exercise always helps, even if you don;t feel like it

  • leanne williams
    leanne williams 29/10/2013 at 09:15

    plenty of warm drinks keep me awake and happy

  • Lisa Wilkinson
    Lisa Wilkinson 29/10/2013 at 09:45

    Getting wrapped up warm and going for a long walk :)

  • Christina Curtis
    Christina Curtis 29/10/2013 at 12:20

    I still struggle with it. I do have a lightbox which can help! I also try to get Vitamin D from drinks or supplements.

  • Sophie L

    Really need this doing night work, it's very disorientating for your body, and then to have a couple of days off where you need to switch your body clock and in the winter its even worse.

  • trevor linvell
    trevor linvell 29/10/2013 at 15:14

    plenty of sleep and at least one hour a day doing something you really enjoy

  • Jenny Newby
    Jenny Newby 29/10/2013 at 15:47

    I can't recommend the light boxes enough ! also i find having lots of windows open for fresh air helps me.

  • Ellen Stafford
    Ellen Stafford 29/10/2013 at 17:05

    Go out for walks in the daylight. Walking seems to help me a lot.

  • Keith McNeill
    Keith McNeill 29/10/2013 at 17:32

    Leave the country for sunnier climes

  • Lora

    I try and get out for a walk at lunch, even if I bring my own. Or at least stand in the doorway for 5 minutes if it's pouring!

  • Claire Barker
    Claire Barker 29/10/2013 at 18:55

    Try to go out for regular walks preferably by the coast or up on higher ground to increase the skyscape - it is lighter and more uplifting.

  • Janine Atkin
    Janine Atkin 29/10/2013 at 19:12

    get lots of fresh air

  • Paul Dyer

    Long walk on the heath with the dogs

  • Mark T

    Fly off to Australia for a holiday

  • susan willshee
    susan willshee 29/10/2013 at 20:51

    Try to book a winter sun holiday half way through the dark months - this will top up your sunshine quota

  • Mandy Wan

    Exercising !! xx

  • Karen Colquhoun
    Karen Colquhoun 29/10/2013 at 21:58

    exercise and spending time outdoors, i suffer badly from SAD its horrendous.

  • dorothy cavender
    dorothy cavender 29/10/2013 at 22:58

    Try going for a walk in daylight

  • Tamara

    Keep fit

  • Susan Hoggett
    Susan Hoggett 29/10/2013 at 23:15


  • Tamara

    Keep fit and healthy

  • Megan Davies
    Megan Davies 30/10/2013 at 00:03

    Make sure you socialise

  • Robyn Logan Clarke

    Embrace winter, enjoy the fresh crisp air contrasted with warm snuggly nights with hot chocolate

  • Hannah P

    Make sure I get up early, have bright light in the room, walk outside, light exercise regularly, yellow glasses at night and have fun!

  • Teresa Lee
    Teresa Lee 30/10/2013 at 00:40

    Exercise & eat healthy

  • Sue Brett

    I take vitamin D tablets which seem to help

  • Valerie Kay
    Valerie Kay 30/10/2013 at 04:03

    Plenty of sleep and get fresh air :-)

  • Angela Williams
    Angela Williams 30/10/2013 at 07:52

    plenty of fresh air in the daytime, when you can

  • Heather Ramsden
    Heather Ramsden 30/10/2013 at 07:53

    I try to get out every day, even if it's a 15 minute walk around the block at lunch. It's hard to find the motivation when inside is warm, but it's so imoortant. It's lovely to notice all the beautiful things outside at this time of year; crisp chill skies, frost on leaves, etc.

  • Alison Smith
    Alison Smith 30/10/2013 at 07:53

    I pretty much have to write off 6 months of the year to SAD however I've started an OU course which is proving to be great to give me something to focus on. I find I feel better after going out for a bit, so try and make sure I do every day :)

  • nicola white
    nicola white 30/10/2013 at 08:55

    trying to unwind and relax abit more x

  • elaine stokes
    elaine stokes 30/10/2013 at 09:25

    exercise, walking out side

  • Dawn Costen
    Dawn Costen 30/10/2013 at 10:01

    Get outside whenever you can and soak up all the daylight possible! Get enough sleep so you are ready to face the day with a clear head too!

  • Amanda Williams
    Amanda Williams 30/10/2013 at 10:11

    My dog gets me out regardless of the weather, spending time with him is a type of therapy.

  • Tina Young
    Tina Young 30/10/2013 at 10:36

    I suffer every year putting on 2 stone eating bread an rubbish, this year iv lost a stone to good exersise and healthy eating!! i will keep it up but a light would help!

  • Jayne B

    Try to get outside as much as possible & exercise although difficult to start really helps with mood

  • Clare Walshe
    Clare Walshe 30/10/2013 at 11:25

    I always make sure I go outside at least once a day and go for a swim a couple of times a week

  • Mary Chez

    Lots of fresh air and exercise and seeing friends and family

  • Natalie Henderson
    Natalie Henderson 30/10/2013 at 15:25

    Lots of cups of tea!! :)

  • Kellie Faggle McIntyre
    Kellie Faggle McIntyre 30/10/2013 at 15:45

    Plenty of stews and soup!

  • Kelly Martin

    My tip is, to always, no matter the weather, get some light during the winter. Buy some hiking boots and warm clothing and enjoy the crisp cold mornings. The sunlight first thing can be so beautiful. Also a vitamin D supplement can help.

  • Becky John
    Becky John 30/10/2013 at 18:18

    A good nights sleep and a little bit of exercise every day

  • Becky Downey
    Becky Downey 30/10/2013 at 21:41


  • Kat

    Take regular exercise.

  • Sam Furniss
    Sam Furniss 30/10/2013 at 22:10

    Listen to music and have a dance

  • Tracey Tedford
    Tracey Tedford 30/10/2013 at 22:11

    Eat well, exercise and fresh air

  • jessica newman
    jessica newman 30/10/2013 at 22:33

    getting out for a nice long walk in the evenings clears the mind and helps me destress and sleep well

  • Stephen Dittrich
    Stephen Dittrich 30/10/2013 at 22:36

    This would be fantastic for coping with the British winter!

  • Lindy Hine
    Lindy Hine 30/10/2013 at 23:34

    Go walking! A walk in the fresh air is great for reviving you!

  • Phillip Austin
    Phillip Austin 31/10/2013 at 00:38

    Plenty Of Fresh Air -

  • Christopher Nicholl
    Christopher Nicholl 31/10/2013 at 09:27

    walking a friend's dogs for her

  • Joanne Benham
    Joanne Benham 31/10/2013 at 10:13

    GEt ousdoors as much as possible, go walking or gardening - anything!!

  • Tamara Foster

    Make some cakes with my children,that always cheers us up.

  • Kirsten Murphy
    Kirsten Murphy 31/10/2013 at 11:42

    Fall in love!

    Failing that get outside everyday and take a vitamin D supplement