Today we celebrate the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year is Kindness.
The Mental Health Foundation chose Kindness for it’s unique ability to speak to us. Calling on our shared humanity and collective conscience. Being kind allows relationships to be stronger, communities develop and solidarity ingrain on us all.
Kindness by definition is doing something towards yourself and others. You want to make a positive difference.
The Mental Health Foundation have conducted research that shows that kindness and mental health are connected.
Kindness is one of the keys to personal and collective positive mental health.
During these strange times, kindness may almost become a healer. A healer for isolation and the creation of a sense of belonging. Being kind can even boost feelings of confidence and optimism.
How can you get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week?
The question to ask yourself is how can you be more kind? You can be kind to yourself, one another and the world.
Do you need help with your mental well-being, don’t suffer in silence! Are you uncertain about the future or worrying about life after COVD-19? Make sure you check in with out benefits team who are there to help you!