Brew Monday banishes the blues at south Warwickshire railway stations - The Leamington Observer

Brew Monday banishes the blues at south Warwickshire railway stations

TEA bags were handed out by Samaritans at south Warwickshire’s train stations in a bid to banish the Monday blues.

Volunteers from Stratford Samaritans handed out tea bags and chatted to passengers at stations including Stratford, Warwick, Warwick Parkway and Leamington on Blue Monday (January 16) – which is meant to be the saddest day of the year.

But the suicide prevention charity was determined to banish this idea by turning ‘Blue Monday’ into ‘Brew Monday’.

‘Brew Monday’ encourages friends and family to stay connected by having a cuppa and a catch-up.

Emma Cook, Stratford Samaritans Branch Director, said: “It’s simple, there is no such thing as Blue Monday. People can feel low at any point in the day, week or year and we want them to know that they are never alone.

“Forget Blue Monday and instead check in with people you care about for a cuppa and a chat, as talking really can save lives.”

Anyone can contact Samaritans, free, any time from any phone on 116 123, or email [email protected] or visit


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