Acts of Kindness During Mental Health Awareness Week
Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. We can all make a start in showing kindness to one another in our words and actions.
So where do I start, I hear you ask?
At home or in your community
- Say I Love You as often as you can to someone that means a lot to you
- Call a friend or a family member that you haven’t spoken to in a while
- Write a letter or get in contact via Facebook with a someone that you have lost touch with
- Send flowers or a favourite chocolate bar to a friend out of the blue
- Ring someone who lives on their own or Facetime them
- Help out around the home, whether it be with cooking/gardening/cleaning
- Offer to help an elderly or vulnerable neighbour (adhering to social distancing, maybe with shopping, gardening, walking their dog or even putting the bins out)
- Check in on someone that you know is having a tough time
- Remember to say ‘hi’ to colleagues and ask them how they are – whether that be face-to-face or virtually if you are working from home
- Support one another with technology (remember it’s not everyone’s bag)
- Make the time to setup a team catch up, maybe with a cuppa and a slice of cake (ND Bake off)
- Be patient and understanding through these difficult times (remember everyone deals with things differently)
- Remember to say please and thank you
- If you say your going to do something do it!
- Adhere to rules on social distancing and guidelines
- Wish a passer-by a good morning or good afternoon (remember you maybe the only person that person see’s or speaks to all day)
- Be considerate to others
Evidence shows that being kind really does improve wellbeing and the more you do for others, the more they are likely to do for you!‹ Previous articleNext article ›