"Kindness is free to give, but priceless to receive" – RAKtivist
This year, the Mental Health Foundation have decided to change the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (#MHAW2020) which will run from 18th to 24th May.
The new theme will be “Kindness”, as we feel that now more than ever we need to re-discover our connection to kindness and each other in our daily lives. This fits in perfectly with our campaign ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ where we’re asking you to share any acts of kindness you have done during these challenging times, or if you know anyone who deserves to be recognised for their acts of kindness.
What are acts of kindness?
These acts could be from something that you have done for a friend, relative or neighbour, such as walking someone’s dog, bringing someone shopping or even preparing them food.
It could be an act that someone has shown you, such as a lecturer who has given you extra support, or someone who has been charitable or even generous in a time of need.
How do I submit my acts of kindness?
You can submit your acts of kindness on our Facebook page between Monday 18th & 24th May. Feel free to include pictures or videos. We will then share these stories on our social media channels.
When we show kindness towards others it has a ripple effect- impacting on the person we are being kind towards, but also increasing our own sense of wellbeing.