Leaders from across the Jewish community came together with a cuppa as part of the Mitzvah Day communal campaign to turn Blue Monday into #BrewMonday.

The third Monday of January is often seen as the most difficult day of the year. So, following on from JAMI’s Mental Health Shabbat and in line with the Samaritans drive to change the narrative around Blue Monday, Mitzvah Day asked people to grab a hot drink and check in with colleagues, friends and family, either virtually or in person.

“We must continue to check in on one another and be honest about our own mental health.

Mitzvah Day CEO Georgina Bye said. “It’s so easy to brighten up someone’s day by picking up the phone and popping on the kettle, this small act of kindness can truly make a big difference and is a Mitzvah we can all do, all year round.”

Those taking part included the Board of Deputies, United Synagogue, World Jewish Relief, MDA UK, Work Avenue and JVN.