Samaritans Brew Monday will kick off on 18 January, the third Monday in January, which is usually known as ‘Blue Monday’. They will 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.
Because now more than ever, sharing a cuppa is more than a drink – it’s about reaching out, checking in and staying connected.
Have a Brew Monday, any Monday, or a day that’s good for you.
Here are a few ways you can connect virtually:
- Group audio/video calling is available on Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp (up to 4 people on a call) and Facebook messenger.
- A phone call or conference call can work just as well for connecting with people, especially for those not comfortable on camera.
And don’t forget, 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 the Samaritans answer a call for help.
Want to fundraise?
Stay connected, get everyone together for a virtual cuppa and raise money for Samaritans.
Have a Brew Monday….
Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help.
They are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they are taking action to prevent the crisis.
They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And they encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can save lives.
They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
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.
Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.
That’s why they work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.
Read more about our vision, mission and values.
During 2018, more than 20,000 people volunteered their time for Samaritans:
- more than 17,000 trained listening volunteers responded to calls for help
- 2,200 volunteers supported the running of our 201 branches
- more than 1,200 people in prisons volunteered as trained Listeners providing peer support.
Read more about Samaritans’ structure and how their volunteers, staff and branches work together.