Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year.
So we wanted to do something on what is thought to be the most depressing day of the year, to break stigma and use the power of a brew to bring people together.
Depression is one of the key risk factors for suicide, as over 90% of people who die by suicide have clinical depression or another diagnosable mental disorder.
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 50, with one man taking his life every 2 hours in the UK alone.
One of the main issues is that there is a stigma around speaking out about mental health and suicide, which stops people talking about their problems.
Which is why we've turned 'Blue Monday' into 'Brew Monday' and we'll be holding Big Brew events across the country to get people talking and speaking out about their problems.
Brew Monday Events 2017:
The Life Rooms
Evered Avenue, Liverpool, L9 2AF
T: 0151 478 6556
Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Foundation Trust (STAFF ONLY EVENT)
Thomas Drive, Liverpool, L14 3PE
T: 0151 600 1616
Tea and Empathy Cafe
164 Knowsley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 4NR
T: 0151 345 0402
North Perk Cafe
375, Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3EF
T: 0151 933 9130
Lloyds Banking Group (STAFF ONLY EVENT)
Speke RCC, Estuary House, Leeward Drive, Speke, Liverpool, L24 8RE
T: 020 7626 1500
Whalley Site (STAFF ONLY EVENT)
Mitton Road, Whalley, Clitheroe, BB7 9PE
T: 01254 822121