ZSA's Big Brew

How to Save a Life

Thanks for joining the Big Brew conversation. We all know someone who might be having suicidal thoughts problems and need help.

You could make the difference to what they do next.



The Big Brew - See The Need, Take the Training, Have the Conversation

‘My dear son was desperately ill by the time he sought professional help. We need a system that is able to detect difficulty much earlier… Steve Mallen, one of the founders of the Zero Suicide Alliance of 200 organisations after his 18 year old son Edward took his life.


Coping can start with a cuppa, 20 minutes is all it takes for our training.

The Big Brew #Talk2Me campaign uses the power of the Great British cuppa to help you take the training and have the conversation.

What do I need to do?

SEE THE NEED – is someone you know suffering in silence?

TAKE THE TRAINING – you can do it in the time it takes to drink a cuppa.

HAVE THE CONVERSATION – plan a Big Brew event, get together and #Talk2Me.


To see what others have said about the ZSA training, click here.


Host a Big Brew Event

Our downloadable resource pack will help you train others, recruit Big Brew champions and empower people to have difficult conversations.  

Event pack welcome and how to host an event:

  • two poster templates to promote your Big Brew event
  • four general ZSA Big Brew posters
  • tea and coffee checklist
  • #Talk2Me face cards to help you share the message on social media
  • myth busting sheet
  • question and answer sheet.

TIP: rename your regular meet up or team meeting The Big Brew #Talk2Me 

This resource pack will help you:

  • reach out to friends or colleagues and host a Big Brew #Talk2Me event
  • support them to take the Zero Suicide Alliance #Talk2Me training
  • empower them to have a conversation about suicide with someone they think may be in need of help.