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Brew Monday: the power of a cuppa and a chat

As an independent business engaged with the local community, we know how beneficial a brew and a chat can be. So this Brew Monday, at Sarah’s Coffee Shop, we’re encouraging people to reach out to their loved ones.

We could all do with a chat sometimes, whether it is just a simple catch up or to speak about how we’ve been feeling. And every conversation is made better with a drink – whether it’s a latte, a tea, juice or anything else you fancy.

Over the last 22 months, we have all faced difficulties and we have often been unable to see the people we care about. We have had to find new ways to connect with each other and soon video calls became a second nature for us. And that is what Brew Monday is about: staying connected.

So, we’re encouraging you to join us in scheduling in a catch up with a family member, friend or colleague. Whether it's virtually or in person, at a coffee shop like ours or in a local park, it could make a big difference to that person and for you. However, it doesn’t just have to be on Brew Monday. Make it a regular thing and you’ll soon see the benefits.

Evidence shows connecting with others is one of the key steps to improve your mental health and wellbeing. This is certainly no secret to us. In fact, it's why we wanted to bring Sarah’s Coffee Shop to our village, Capel St Mary. After months of being unable to connect properly, we wanted to connect people using coffee and cake!

For tips on holding your own Brew Monday event or how to get people to open up, visit Samaritans.

Remember, if you need urgent mental health support, call Samaritans on 116 123.

We hope to see you at Sarah’s Coffee Shop soon - we are always up for a chat over a cuppa!

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