Kindness is…

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 here at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind we asked some of our staff what kindness means to them.

Kindness to me epitomises the staff and volunteers in Coventry & Warwickshire Mind. Always thinking about others and going above and beyond to support people. Kindness is also thinking about each other and looking out for colleagues, friends and the community.

Steven Hill CEO

Kindness is powerful and can change anything

Ellie

Kindness is a gift that everyone can afford to give.

Donna

We mustn’t forget ourselves when we consider kindness, it’s important to remember to be kind to ourselves.

Sam

Time. Time is my gift, I give my time freely.

Gary

In Coventry and Warwickshire and indeed across the UK we find ourselves amidst uncertainty, from not knowing how we might access food to when we might see our friends and family up close again and yet there is one thing we can be certain of.

We can be certain that kindness will improve any situation and is readily available to each and every one of us.

This week we encourage you to notice acts of kindness, whether it’s collecting and delivering someone’s shopping, allowing ourselves a day free of chores or receiving a smile and ‘good morning’ from a passerby.

Help us to keep kindness flowing throughout our ‘new’ normal and beyond!

Our Wellbeing for Warwickshire team have created a Wall of Kindness you can view it here