Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 18-24 May 2020 and this years theme is kindness.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, kindness was chosen as this years theme because it strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity, and as has been seen all over the world, kindness is prevailing in these uncertain times. We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope.
The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation are asking you to do three things:
Reflect on an act of kindness. Share your stories and pictures (with permission) of kindness during the week using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Use their resources in your family, school, workplace and community to join with thousands in practising acts of kindness to yourself and others during the week
Share your ideas on how you think we could build a kinder society that would support our mental health using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek