Paper People To Brighten Blue Monday

If you're heading through King Street this morning, you'll meet some new friends to cheer your day.

Sculptures of people made out of newspaper have appeared on benches overnight.

It seems they've been put there to make us smile on so-called Blue Monday.

They are inviting passers-by to take an envelope with a positive message inside.

Police officers on early morning patrol posed for some photos:

Today is dubbed the most depressing day of the year - because of a combination of the cold weather, our post-Christmas finances and struggling to keep those New Years resolutions.

A handmade pouch containing the same positive messages being given out in town was delivered to Channel 103's studios this morning.

It comes with a message inviting people to head into town and see the sculptures for themselves.

A similar gesture took place last year, with flowers made by Mencap Jersey to help islanders beat Blue Monday.

However, the charity has told Channel 103 they aren't behind it this year.

It's not the only campaign to brighten people's days.

Kelly Langdon, who last year plastered the old Next store in feel-good post-it notes, has set up a gazebo off King Street offering people a cup of tea, a cake and a chat.

She says it's already been busy, with lots of people stopping by. She plans to stay there until 7pm tonight.

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