- it makes you feel good
it improves relationships
it makes us all happy
it brings the community together - as we've seen during the lockdown
During MHAW2020 Be Kind to Yourself and Be Kind to Others
This links to two of our Five Ways to Wellbeing - Take Time for You and Give.
Be Kind to Yourself
It is important to look after yourself.
Check out these terrific self-care ideas
Why not create a Wellbeing Action Plan - we have an online WAP here bursting with great welbeing ideas and activities.
Be Kind to Others
Check in with someone who is having a hard time
Send a handwritten note to someone
Spend time playing with your pet
Tell your family you love them
Smile and say hello to people you may pass every day, but have never spoken to before
Help with household chores
Call a friend
Let someone know you're proud of them
Cook a dish for someone else and leave it outside their front door
Leave a surprise note or drawing outside someone’s door
Help a friend get active, maybe over zoom or facetime
Make and send a care package to someone who needs it
Send a letter to a grandparent
Praise someone for something they have done well
Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up over zoom or facetime with someone you know
Make a cup of tea for someone you live with
Help with a household chores at home
Offer to skill share with a friend via video call - you could teach guitar, dance etc.
Offer support to vulnerable neighbours
· A motivational text to a friend who is struggling
· A joke to cheer someone up
· A picture of a cute animal
· An inspirational quote
· An interesting article
Download your own 7 Days of Kindness calendar to plan your self-care and your 'random acts of kindness!