The Big Brew invites businesses and residents across Sefton to come together for a cuppa to help tackle the stigma of suicide.
The Mersey Care Big Brew campaign wants to shatter the stigma by getting more people talking about suicide, sharing thoughts and offering support.
Support the Big Brew campaign to get people together and start a conversation that will help friends and work colleagues understand that suicide can affect anyone, and what we can all do to help.
To those who may be dealing with suicidal thoughts, a cup of tea can be a lifeline. The Big Brew aims to raise awareness by educating everyone about the part they can play in suicide prevention.
Research shows that talking can be the first step to getting back on track and bringing people together over a cuppa can be just the excuse they need to begin to open up.
If you have family, friends or colleagues who you think may be suffering in silence, why not invite them for a brew. It’s a great way to reach out to them. If you belong to a community group, or host a regular coffee morning, why not dedicate your next meet-up to ‘The Big Brew’ campaign?
Remember, the more we spread the message and bring suicide out into the open, the more understanding and awareness there will be of mental health issues and the closer we’ll be to making suicide a thing of the past. That way you’ll be doing your bit to help tackle the stigma associated with mental illness.
If you’re thinking about holding a Big Brew there is lots of information about what you can do to get involved here.
MerseyCare are supporting the ‘30 Days of Sefton In Mind’ Campaign – to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton to improve their mental health.