Brew Monday
15 January, 2024 (All day)

On Brew Monday, 15 January, Samaritans is reminding everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with the people you care about.

Why 'Brew Monday'?

The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day of the year’ but this is a myth. We all have our good days and our bad days, and those aren’t for the calendar to decide.

So we say it's time to stop this myth about Monday being 'blue' and instead start a conversation over a brew!  Reach out and connect with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.

Any day can be a Brew Monday. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Monday morning or Saturday night, or if you’re drinking green tea, black coffee or orange juice. If you’re sharing a cuppa and listening, you’re doing it right.

How to Get Involved in Brew Monday 2024?

Participating in Brew Monday is simple and can have a positive impact on mental health. Here are some ways to get involved:

  • Host a Brew: Invite friends, family, or colleagues for a cup of tea, coffee, or your favourite warm beverage.
  • Listen and Share: Use this opportunity to have open and supportive conversations about mental health, feelings, and experiences.
  • Support Mental Health Charities: Consider making a donation to mental health charities that provide vital services and support to those in need.
  • Spread the Word: Share Brew Monday’s message of connection and support on social media to encourage others to participate.
  • Self-Care: Take time for self-care, whether it’s enjoying a calming drink, going for a walk, or practicing relaxation techniques.