A mental health charity is organising a flash mob to raise the spirits on the most depressing day of the year.

The Talk Easy Trust, founded by a group of pupils in Croydon and Sutton, is joining up with Mental Health Research UK to raise awareness about depression and seasonal affective disorder on Monday January 20.

Members of the trust will be helping to organise and joining in with a flash mob at Trafalgar Square at 2pm, as well as being available to discuss the idea of Blooming Monday, the most depressing day of the year.

People are also being encouraged to wear bright clothing.

Throughout January the Trust is visiting a host of schools in the borough to speak about the importance of mental health.

Aidan McNulty, founder of the Talk Easy Trust, said: “All the rain and debt can really get us down so this is why, for at least one day, we want to brighten things up.

“By wearing bright clothes and taking part in the flash mob you will be raising awareness of depression and seasonal affective disorder so please come along.”

For more information about Blooming Monday email Matt Woosnam at talkeasymatt@gmail.com.