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Samaritans Encourage People To Engage In "Brew Monday"


03:19 18 Jan 2021

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A mental health charity is encouraging people to take "Blue Monday" as an opportunity to check in with a loved one.

The Samaritans have launched their annual "Brew Monday" campaign, where they're inviting people to have a virtual cup of tea and a catch up with a friend.

Blue Monday is considered one of the toughest days of the year for people struggling with their mental health.

Regional Director of the charity Rory Fitzgerald says a simple chat can go a long way

"Stay connected with your friends and family, we all need human connection."

Mr Fitzgerald says he'd rather see the day used to promote positive mental health.

"It's the start of a new year, we'd encourage people to try and turn it into a positive day."

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Meanwhile, ALONE is encouraging people to support older people  today.

It's encouraging older people to connect.

They say people should be active, take notice of the world around them, keep learning and give an act of kindness.

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