Happy Mental Health Awareness Week!
It’s often said that it’s better to give than receive but did you know that this is backed up by hard research?
While many of us feel too stressed and busy to worry about helping others or say we’ll focus on doing good deeds when we have more ‘spare time’, evidence shows that helping others is beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing. It can:
As part of our work to help the nation lead mentally healthy lives, we have produced a pocket guide to show the positive impact that helping others can have on your own mental health, including some tips and suggestions to help you get started.
Good deeds don't need to take a lot of time or even cost money. Small changes can make a big difference. For example, you could:
So just take a few minutes, have a read and do something kind for a friend or a stranger today.