How we help Wellbeing Resources Kindness Matters Happy Mental Health Awareness Week! This year’s theme is KINDNESS. It’s time to focus on Kindness to others, and Kindness to ourselves. 🌈🌏 The MHF survey for Mental Health Awareness Week said that 72% of UK adults say it is important we learn to be a kinder society. 63% say that when people are kind to them, it has a positive impact on their mental health and the same number say that being kind to others has a positive impact on their mental health. Here are some great ideas of how you can spread a little Kindness: Call a friend who you haven’t spoken to for a while Post a card or letter to someone you are out of touch with Offer to help out a neighbour with their shopping, errands or dog walking Check in on someone who might be going through a hard time Praise a colleague for a job well done Make someone a cup of tea and offer a listening ear Share something beautiful like a photo from your walk Teach someone something new Donate – your time, money or goods to someone who needs it more Send a care package to someone who needs it Don’t forget to be Kind to yourself too: Practice some self – care Learn something new Write down 3 things you like about yourself Reward yourself for a job well done Be good to your body and have a workout Feed your mind and body with a new healthy recipe Carve out some time each day to focus on yourself Forgive yourself and move on Honour your dreams and goals Stop striving for perfection and tell yourself “ I am enough, I am worthy, and I deserve to be happy” Remember, how we treat ourselves and each other determines the kind of community we live in, so take some time each day to spread a little kindness and see the wonderful benefits from your kind acts.