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Reach out to a loved one with “Brew Monday”

Stay connected and support friends and family with "Brew Monday".

Reach out to a loved one with “Brew Monday”

Samaritans charity announced “Brew Monday” this week on 18 January to help those who need support during the pandemic.

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The third Monday in January is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’ but the charity are wanting to turn it into something more positive.

The Samaritans website says: “We’ll be turning this day on its head and into something positive by encouraging people to get together over a warming virtual cuppa.

“Reach out to a friend, family member or colleague for a virtual cuppa and a chat.”

“It doesn’t have to be a Monday or a cup of tea, just taking time to really listen to another person could help them work through what’s on their mind. ​”

Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.

In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.

During 2018, more than 20,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans and more than 17,000 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help.

“Brew Monday” allows people to stay connected and offer support to friends and family through out the difficult times of the global pandemic.

The charity added: “now more than ever, sharing a cuppa is more than a drink – it’s about reaching out, checking in and staying connected.”

” If you use your virtual get-together to raise money for Samaritans, you’ll help give people having a tough time somewhere to turn when they need to talk. Just £5 can help us answer a call for help.”

To make a donation over the phone, call Samaritans Supporter Care team on 03709 00 00 32.

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