Ealing Samaritans Turn Blue into Brew Monday

Volunteers gave away teabags at Ealing Broadway station

Samaritans at Ealing Broadway


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The Samaritans have been busy at Ealing Broadway station, giving away hundreds of free teabags in a bid to encourage commuters to turn what is widely regarded as the most depressing day of the year from Blue into 'Brew' Monday.

The third Monday of January is when Christmas credit card bills start to arrive along with failed fitness programmes, broken New Year’s resolutions and cold, wet weather.

Branch director Ann McLaughlin who lead the six-strong team at the station said: “We want to turn the ‘the most depressing day of the year’ on its head by renaming the third Monday in January ‘Brew Monday’ and celebrating that great tradition of simply getting together to talk over a cup of tea or coffee.”

Ann added: “Take time out for a simple cuppa and a chat with a friend, colleague or family member and do something practical for someone who may be struggling, let them know 

Samaritans’ free to call helpline 116 123  is available every day of the year.”

Across the UK, Samaritans teamed up with Network Rail, whom they work with to reduce suicide across the railway networks, to give out a total 20,000 teabags to get the Brew Monday message across.

18th January 2017

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