In 2020, we found that 63% of UK adults agree that when other people are kind it has a positive impact on their mental health, and the same proportion agree that being kind to others has a positive impact on their mental health.
We ran a UK-wide campaign on Kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week, the largest annual conversation on mental health.
Below are a few stories from some of our lovely supporters on the acts of kindness that they experienced or shared with others during the campaign.
Over seven billion smiles - Bethans Story
Bethan is 18 years old and lives with her dad in a rural village where she grew up in North Wales. Before COVID-19 she worked at her local pub. In the future, she hopes to own the family caravan park and pursue a career in mental health.
Why kindness matters in later life - Josh's story
Josh Elton is a Group Facilitator for Standing Together Cymru – a project which aims to improve mental health, wellbeing and build community connections through peer support groups.
Kindness in the NHS - Scuba's story
I’m Suba, a junior doctor currently working in the Emergency Department. I have worked in the NHS for almost 4 years.
The power of kindness - Ntale's story
Kindness isn’t a concept I thought a lot about as a young man. Kindness was often portrayed amongst my peers as weakness and wasn’t something that would protect you in the face of threat.
Sending cards of kindness - Cassandra's story
I have always believed in the power of kindness to positively affect not only ourselves, but everybody around us. I have affirmation cards specially made for all my customers.