This Brew Monday, 17 January, Great Yarmouth Samaritans is reminding everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with the people you care about.
The third Monday in January is sometimes referred to as ‘the most difficult day of the year’ but this is a myth. At Great Yarmouth Samaritans we know there’s no such thing as ‘Blue Monday’ – 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.
We can always make time for a cuppa and a catch-up. 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 be a good listener
Once someone starts to share how they’re feeling, it’s important to listen. This could mean not offering advice, not trying to identify what they’re going through with your own experiences and not trying to solve their problems.
For more suggestions about how to be a good listener, take a look at our SHUSH active listening tips