WORKERS in the North-East struggle more than the rest of the UK to drag themselves to work on a Monday morning.

According to the mental health charity Mind, 85 per cent of people in the region suffer with Sunday blues and feel anxious about work the next day.

The statistic came from a poll of more than 700 full time workers in the UK.

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It also found a sixth of those interviewed in the North-East dislike their job, more than half hate Mondays- which is more than any other UK region- and one in 10 have made an excuse not to go into work on the first day of the week.

Participants said they give themselves a pep talk, go to bed early or drink alcohol on Sundays to get ready for Monday morning.

The data was released as Mind prepares to launch its Happy Monday national fundraising day on March 10.

The event will encourage people to have fun on the week’s least popular day by hosting fundraising events and spending quality time with family, friends and colleagues.

Profits will help fund the support and advice Mind offers to people with a mental health problem.

Visit the website for more information and a free fundraising pack.