What is SAD? Seasonal affective disorder is not common in sunny Queensland but often we see more cases of depression in late winter and early spring. Low sunlight, low activity and reduced social contact can lead to increasing the risk of depression. Depression can be prevented by increasing winter sun exposure. Try drinking your cup of tea outside in your work breaks. A couple of minutes here and there can help. Take a walk outside instead of the treadmill inside. Maybe take the dog for walk or visit the beach for a weekend lunch. Don’t let the reduce sunlight get to you, just plan more time outside!