Samaritans pledge to beat Blue Monday with Brew Monday

By Claire Dukes - 10 January 2019


Nothing beats the January blues like a nice brew, say Swindon & District Samaritans as they launch support campaign in aid of isolated residents.

Swindon & District Samaritans are encouraging people throughout our area to beat Blue Monday by getting together for a supportive cuppa on Monday 21 January 2019 (or any day throughout January) for Brew Monday.

Dubbed ‘the most difficult day of the year’, the charity is turning the third Monday in January on its head and is hoping to banish the January blues by encouraging friends, family and work mates to have a chat over a brew and raise some funds so we can continue to support anyone who is struggling to cope.

Located on Curtis Road in Swindon, our branchof Samaritans currently has over 80 volunteers helping to answer some of the 5 million calls that Samaritans respond to every year from people going through a difficult time. In addition, the branch also provides other support within the community through outreach in local schools, training in businesses and regular visits to HM Prison Erlestoke.

Darren Tee, volunteer branch director said: “Isolation and loneliness are two of the main reasons people contact Samaritans, so getting together for a brew with friends can provide a lift on what is meant to be one of the most difficult days of the year.”

Please get in touch about how you can get involved with Brew Monday and raise much needed funds and support for Swindon & District Samaritans by ringing 01793 526430 or emailing

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