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Take the Kindness Challenge this Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is Kindness. More than ever, kindness matters. Join our Kindness Challenge.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live.  But while we can't be together, we can still look out for each other. 

More than ever, small acts of kindness matter. Research shows that kindness can reduce levels of stress and anxiety (Curry et al. 2018), increase happiness and self-esteem (Tashjiian, 2018) and that in only one week, counting one’s own acts of kindness can improve happiness (Otake, 2006).

For Mental Health Awareness Week (18th – 24th May 2020) we want you to join us in our bingo-style Kindness Challenge! We’ve come up with small tasks that you can carry out by yourself from home to show kindness to others and yourself.

Here’s how you can take part:

  • Save the kindness bingo grid to your mobile or computer.
  • Highlight each task as you complete it (by editing the image on your social media app or on an editing tool like Paint)
  • Share it on social media alongside pictures of you completing the tasks to show others how they can spread kindness too!
  • Tag MindWise (mindwisenv) on Instagram and Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Nominate your friends to take part in the Kindness Challenge by tagging them too!
  • Use #KindnessChallenge and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

Download the Kindness Challenge images

Click on each image to download - if you're on a computer, right click, "Save as".

 

Click on the image to download the Kindness Challenge Facebook and LinkedIn image

Click on the image to download the Kindness Challenge Twitter image

Click on the image to download the Kindness Challenge Instagram images

Instagram story image

Click on the image to download the Instagram Grid image