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Turn Blue Monday into 'Brew Monday', urge Samaritans

Charity hopes virtual cuppa initiative will combat loneliness

You're being asked to arrange a 'virtual cuppa' and have a chat with someone who might be feeling lonely today.

It's the third Monday of January, often referred to as 'Blue Monday'.

This year, Samaritans are putting a positive twist on what's often considered the saddest day of the year by encouraging people to take part in 'Brew Monday'.

Val Culligan from the charity's Isle of Man branch explains why talking to somebody is important during the winter lockdown:

If you need support from the Samaritans, you can call 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

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