The Spires is taking part in Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is high on the agenda for the Spires Centre. It is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of a topic surrounding mental health problems by helping to support and inform those who might need it most.
This year’s topic of “Kindness” could not be more appropriate. In the recent weeks and months, we have witnessed an enormous sense of goodwill within our community and across the country whilst dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The nurses, carers and other key workers who continually put their own health on the line to look after the wellbeing of others is probably the most obvious example of selflessness.
However aside from these wonderful people, during difficult times, there have been a multitude of good deeds, a huge amount of community spirit, the spread of hope, moments of thanks and truck loads of KINDNESS!
Help to do good, by doing good!
Here’s a fun fact about being kind:
Did you know, doing good deeds has been scientifically proven to improve your mental health?
It can also reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
That’s right! It’s the perfect therapy, that can cost as little as a smile, a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on.
As part of the Mental Health Foundation’s work to help people lead mentally healthy lives, they have produced some tips and suggestions to help you get started on your journey to kindness.
How does kindness improve your mental wellbeing?
Things to consider before you start…
Here are a few ways you might think about demonstrating kindness within your community…
Doing something for a good cause
Random Acts of Kindness
Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. You might want to do something for someone else or take note if you experience a random act of kindness.
Not sure where to start? We have put together some suggestions to help you out.
At home and in your community:
It’s important to be kind to yourself