Be kind this Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 11:25

Be kind this Mental Health Awareness Week

The health benefits of being kind - to others and yourself - are the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week from May 18th - 24th.

According to the Mental Health Foundation's Kindness Matters Guide, helping others is linked to increased feelings of wellbeing as well as improving community cohesion and reducing social isolation. "Helping others can also improve our support networks and encourage us to be more active," it says. "This, in turn, can improve our self-esteem."

There are lots of resources online to help you get involved and support your mental health, throughout the week and beyond:

Follow the social tag #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek for more ideas and resources.

Tags: Mental health