Mental Health Awareness week Day 6: Be Kind to Others

Event details

Date

Time

9:00 am - 11:55 pm

Location

Online

Ticket Type

Free - just turn up

Price

Free

Tags

Accessible, Free

About this event

Throughout the week we have explored each of the NHS Five Ways to Wellbeing to mark Mental Health Awareness week. The theme of this year’s awareness week is kindness. So, over this weekend we’ll explore how you can be kind to others and kind to yourself in order to support your mental wellbeing. 

Being kind to others is quite like the giving to others which we covered on Thursday. Yet it can be a lot simpler and broader than giving our time to others. If you are able to volunteer in your local area helping in a variety of ways - link here to volunteering during covid-19 in Leeds https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/covid-19-care-volunteering.html - this can make a world of difference. 

But many of us are still really busy with exams, essays and work so that we don’t have lots of time to spare. This is natural and we needn’t feel bad if we are in this sort of situation. There are so many ways to be kind to others through small but meaningful gestures. For instance, calling a friend or family member who may be feeling low or lonely could be so positive at the moment. Making someone feel a little less isolated or bringing a familiar voice back into their life could make such a difference. You may also find that now is a great time to talk to and see if you can help your neighbours. A great resource on this is the Kindness Matters guide you can check out here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-matters-guide

All our events this week are to raise awareness about how you can find ways to better your wellbeing. Sometimes we need more than tips to help us look after ourselves. So if you are struggling with your mental health or any other issue, we are here to help and support you. If you have any questions or are in need of advice, please feel free to contact us via email (advice@luu.leeds.ac.uk) or phone (0113 3801 400). 

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