As many of you will know this week, 18th – 24th May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness week. This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic the theme is Kindness.
Mental Health Awareness week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and is a chance for everyone to focus on their own and other’s mental health.
The theme of kindness has been chosen “ to celebrate the thousand acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And [to ] start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic” said Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of The Mental Health Foundation.
The Mental Health Foundation did a survey and found that two thirds of people say when people are kind to them it has a positive impact on their mental health. So this week how about we all just take a moment to see if we can show a little kindness to someone, maybe you can help a shielded person with their shopping, maybe you can just call someone you haven’t spoken to for a while and just ask that important question – “how are you?”
If you feel that you would like help from Compass, or know someone else who could benefit from a friendly ear, just give us a call on 0151 237 3993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, as we are still here to help.