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17 January 2022

It's Brew Monday!
Here's your guide to positivity

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'Brew Monday’

Samaritans Brew Monday

The third Monday in January is often referred to as ‘the most difficult day of the year’ and called ‘Blue Monday’.

But it’s time to stop this myth about Monday being 'blue'. We all have our good days and our bad days - and those aren’t for a calendar to decide.

Instead, the Samaritans has relabelled today ‘Brew Monday’ and is reminding everyone to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with family, friends, colleagues and loved ones (even if it’s done virtually).

Lloyds Banking Group has published a wellbeing session pack to mark Brew Monday – including tips for helping someone open up, how to be a good listener, a tea trivia and some Brew Monday Bingo!

And there’s lots more on Brew Monday and how to get involved on the Samaritans website.

LBG's 'Brew Monday' wellbeing pack Samaritans 'Brew Monday' resources

Your guide to positivity

We've got some useful and practical tips to help you - it won't fix depression and anxiety, but it can help you maintain your overall mental health & wellbeing. 

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Reframing your mindset for 2022

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to make a promise to ourselves that we’ll do what we can to protect our wellbeing. So why not start 2022 by developing a positive mindset?

A positive mindset can help to reduce stress, lower the risk of depression, promote better physical and mental wellbeing, and equips us with the skills to manage better during difficult times. And though it’s not always easy to be optimistic, we can learn how to reframe our negative thoughts. The process is simple, but it takes time and practice.

4 Practical tips to help you achieve a positive mindset:

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    And remember, if you’re an Accord member and need a chat about support at work, call the helpline on 0118 934 1808. 

    All of our team of advisors have been accredited in Mental Health First Aid by MHFA England.


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