Sharon Reid


Monday 16th January aka ‘Blue Monday’ is described as the most depressing day of the year. By the time we reach this ominous date Christmas has become a distant memory – yet the arrival of the inevitable credit card statement only serves as a bitter reminder of Decembers’ extravagant spending.  As for the enthused declaration of ‘New Year New You’, most of us can expect to abandon promises of giving up various vices. As well as quitting our New Year’s resolutions, some of us will also throw an obligatory ‘sickie’, and consider quitting our jobs on Blue Monday.*

To combat the negativity, thankfully, Young’s Pubs will be on hand to spread feelings of positivity with its House of Happiness event. Cast Blue Monday aside and delight in life’s small, simple pleasures – easily overlooked by modern urban lifestyles. On arrival, guests will have coats and bags whisked away by happiness hosts, before being handed a kit containing an eye mask and slippers – guests are encouraged to leave all traces of the outside world at the door.img_2251

Explore the House of Happiness escapism pods designed to disconnect mind, body and soul from the boundaries of everyday life. Enjoy complimentary massages, pop-up chatter corners, letter writing stations, thought-provoking well-being talks and ‘happiness bursts’ hosted by Laughology.

Other activities include:

  • Tea blending
  • Beard grooming
  • Shoe shining
  • Make your own energy balls
  • Whisky tasting
  • Cake decoration
  • Thank you card writing (posted into Young’s House of Happiness postbox)
  • Swap shops
  • Yoga
  • Young’s bookshop
  • Snuggle spaces with hot water bottles and blankets
  •  Curated talks by happiness, mindfulness and lifestyle coaches.img_2252

In addition to all the aforementioned activities, your mood will be further uplifted with a goody bag containing happy essentials, including a pack of seeds and bulbs to inspire positive springtime thinking.

Banish Blue Monday in favour of Young’s House of Happiness.

Young’s House of Happiness is open to the public between 12pm – 5pm on 16th January, with last public entry at 4.30pm.

The experience is FREE of charge to all, but restricted to over 18s. For further information please visit: