Spread kindness this Mental Health Awareness Week
This year's Mental Health Awareness Week theme is kindness, one thing that the world is prevailing in uncertain times. Read on to find out how you can get involved.
At Abbeyfield, we know mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time, old and young. This year the theme is kindness, one thing that the world is prevailing in uncertain times. Read on to find out how you can get involved.
1. Random acts of kindness
Spread some joy through random acts of kindness this week. You could even take a photo or video of your act of kindness (with permission!) to share online – don’t forget to use the hashtags below!
Not sure how you can help? We’ve listed a few general ways below or you can read our blog on how to help older people in your community here.
2. Join the conversation online
We want everyone to get talking about kindness and mental health. Use the hashtags #KindnessMatters, #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and #AbbeyfieldMHAW. Don’t worry if you don’t have photos or videos, you can still share your ideas of how to spread kindness with others.
3. Become a volunteer
We are on the lookout for green-fingered volunteers to help us with things like gardening at our homes! Sound like you? Click here to apply in your area – we are looking for volunteers for various roles, so if gardening isn’t your thing but you’d still like to help, apply and we will get in touch.
Kindness and mental health are fundamentally connected.
Kindness aids loneliness, helps build a sense of identity and belonging, and generally improves our mood – hence why it is the chosen theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.