Never has it been so important that we show kindness to ourselves but also to others.
This year's Mental Health Awareness theme is kindness, reflecting the many acts of kindness, both individual and collective, that have spontaneously sprung up in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak. From looking after those more vulnerable in our local community, to volunteering for national and international support efforts, coronavirus has highlighted some of the best and kindest aspects of human nature.
Never has it been so important that we show kindness to ourselves but also to others. Take some time to listen to Sarinrat Thomas, Open Door Practitioner, at the University as they share their thoughts on self-kindness and highlight a couple of examples of how to practice self-kindness.
Small acts of care and kindness have inspired others to join forces. Across the University, we are mobilising our knowledge, our people and our resources to tackle the immediate and long-term challenges created by the coronavirus crisis. If you are a member of University staff and are willing to share your professional skills with the voluntary and community sector at this time please register your interest now in Skills Share or contact email@example.com.
Follow and use the hashtag #yorkindness to share your stories of kindness during the week.