Kindness Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020
When lockdown is finally over and Covid-19 under control, some things inevitably will have changed in the world – some for the better and perhaps some things not so much. One of the most positive things to have out of these extraordinary times might be how we as human beings interact with those around us. As the lockdown has carried on, there have been many, many examples of kindness – people risking their lives, or going the extra mile to help others and to look out for their neighbours, family, friends and strangers too. Things that may not have happened before the pandemic.
This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week organised by the Mental Health Foundation is kindness. At this time of uncertainty, it has an extra resonance and makes complete sense. Giving or receiving kindness – no matter how small – can go a long way to helping someone feel better about themselves and about the world around them. Let’s make sure the kindness shown during this time continues beyond Covid-19 and we can all benefit from the mental health benefits of this simple, yet effective remedy.