Mental Health Awareness Week – 2020
19th May 2020
19th May 2020
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. We, as a practice, would like to highlight the importance of good mental health. The Awareness Week runs from the 18-24 May 2020 and will focus on the power and potential of kindness.
The Mental Health Foundation explains that they chose kindness as this year’s theme because of its ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops communities, and deepens solidarity. Our individual and collective mental health depend on kindness, and it is something that everyone should experience and practise regularly.
Kindness is doing something for yourself and others, that is motivated by wanting to make a positive difference. It is an extremely important topic in the current situation surrounding COVID-19. The research shows that kindness is a remedy to isolation; it helps to reduce stress, deepen relationships, and creates a sense of belonging. Kindness to ourselves can help to prevent shame and increase our self-esteem. Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism.
Kindness could transform our schools, places of work, communities, and families. It is vital that we discuss and promote good mental health.
Let us help create a society that favours good mental health, for all of us, but especially for those who are most vulnerable.
#Kindness #MentalHealth #BeKind #Awareness
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