This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18th May – 24th May). Falling at a time this year, when everyone (near enough globally!) is dealing with different emotions, anxieties and stressors in an unprecedented time, that we have not dealt with ever before.
On this page you can find information pamphlets produced by Mental Health Awareness UK that give sound advice on how to deal with a number of problems during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Kindness. MH UK’s challenge this week is all about being kind to yourself, by taking some time out each day for yourself and showing kindness to one another through ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. During this stressful and unusual time small acts of kindness can make a huge difference to someone’s mental health and wellbeing.
MH UK have chosen kindness as this year’s theme because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
But MH UK also want to shine a light on the ways that kindness is already flowering at this strange time. We have seen it in the dancing eyes of 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore as he walked his garden to raise money for the NHS and in the mutual aid groups responding to local needs. MH UK want that kindness to spread further in every community in the UK and to continue moving forward.
Below are just some ideas of ways that you can get involved and show some kindness this week: