As we enter day three of Mental Health Awareness Week, we start to ask ourselves what kindness is and how can it help at a time like these?

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness week is a chance for everyone to come together and focus on one singular theme, Kindness. During these unprecedented and uncertain times when the world feels upside down, kindness can be the key to turning things around for someone.

There are many definitions of what it means to be kind and kindness is often related to other feelings such as empathy and compassion. At its core, researchers suggest that kindness is a gesture motivated by genuine, warm feelings with an aim to improve the feelings or lives of others.

From saying hello as you walk past someone (at a safe distance of course), to paying it forward or coming together on a Thursday evening to Clap for our Carers. Kindness really can come in all shapes and sizes and can have real benefits for our mental health and wellbeing

Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic.”

Company Director, Zofia, recently decided to close the Expert in Mind office early to host a team quiz via Zoom and included dinner delivered to each of the teams’ houses. Business Manager, Sophie, has a surprise planned for each of the team later this week.

What have you done recently to be kind?…