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Banishing the Sunday Night Blues

Lead DIGIT Lab Academics: Professor Ilke Inceoglu (DIGIT Lab collaborator), Professor Leroy White & Dr Jonathan Bird

This research explores factors contributing to the Sunday Night Blues, its impact and what employees, line managers and organisations more widely can start doing to combat the anxiety that precedes a new working week.

The project’s preliminary findings point to:

  • A range of reasons why most people have experienced Sunday Night Blues, the main contributors to the Sunday Night Blues, and the consequences, including: the impact on work-life balance, relationships and sleep
  • How to reduce the Sunday Night Blues, including: promoting work-life balance, positive work relationships and perhaps most importantly… talking!

This project is undertaken in collaboration with sponsors Channel 4 (Kirstin Furber, People Director) and Investors in People.

Supported by

  • EPSRC Digital Security & Resilience (DS&R) Theme