Fresh from storming to baking success with her spectacular animals inspired bakes, Kim-Joy is encouraging people to stamp the date in the diary for a get-together with mates, family, workmates and even strangers for a brew, to raise vital funds for Samaritans.
Kim-Joy, who is a qualified psychological wellbeing practitioner and has suffered with social anxiety, thinks the little things can make all the difference. She said: “Setting aside time for a cup of tea might sound simple, but it is an act that helps offset other pressures. It means you get time for yourself and those close to you. It’s so easy for pressures to build up, which can lead to and perpetuate mental health issues.
“A cup of tea (or your brew of choice), can bring us back to basics and help break down barriers. Whether you spend the time opening up, listening to others, or just reflecting and having some quiet time. It is a collection of lots of smaller gestures that hopefully will get us thinking or talking more about our mental health.
“I’ll be spending Brew Monday having a cup of tea, baking and eating biscuits whilst hanging out with my lovely partner Nabil.”
How will you be spending yours? Join Kim Joy and thousands of others by hosting your own Brew Monday tea party this January.