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Mental Health Foundation: Kindness Matters guide

29 Oct 2020 - 13:21 by michelle.foster

kindness matters guideKindness is choosing to do something that helps others or yourself, motivated by genuine warm feelings.  

Kindness, or doing good, often means putting other people’s needs before our own. It could be by giving up our seat on a bus to someone who might need it more, or offering to make a cup of tea for someone at work. 

Evidence shows that helping others can also benefit our own mental health and wellbeing. For example, it can reduce stress as well as improve mood, self-esteem and happiness.

There are so many ways to help others as part of our everyday lives. Good deeds needn’t take much time or cost any money. 

Small changes can make a big difference. 

This guide gives you tips on how to bring kindness into your life. The guide looks in more detail at:  

  • Volunteering 
  • Doing something for a good cause 
  • Acts of kindness 

Read the guide here

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