Janet’s Weekly Blog – 01/06/20
It was Mental Health Awareness week last week and “practicing kindness “ was the overall theme for this year’s campaign and it got me thinking about what that meant to me and my family.
It’s been proved that practicing kindness, both to others and ourselves, can be a powerful way to nurture good mental health.
Kindness is simple but not always easy, especially after a long day, or during a health crisis such as the one we’re facing now
These resources may be able to give you ideas about how to bring more kindness to those around you and yourself.
Check out some of these websites there really is some good ideas, I have tried quite a few from “upgrading tatty items “ to “taking time out “
Kindness and compassion for yourself
- Using the practice of self-kindness to cope with stress from Psychology Today
- 11 ways we can practice self-kindness from Blurt
- The transformative effects of mindful self-compassion from mindful.org
- A guide to self-kindness and compassion from Nuffield Health
Kindness and compassion for others
- Acts of kindness can help stop a downward spiral into loneliness from the i newspaper
- Random acts of kindness during the coronavirus outbreak from Mental Health Foundation
- Helping someone else from Mind
- Supporting someone with a mental illness factsheet from Rethink
- 6 ways to be kind when supporting employees with emotional wellbeing from Nuffield Health
- How to support someone you’re worried about from Samaritans
If you need more, help is available – try the in-depth resources on our coronavirus support page, or you can call Samaritans for free at any time on 116 123.
Janet Mylchreest 01/06/20