Mental Health Awareness Week – Our Kindness Story

We’ve been reflecting on Kindness – the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week (18th – 24th May).

It’s a quality we should all be mindful of. Not only because it’s good for us and for others, but it’s the right thing to do.

We’ve seen amazing acts of kindness during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our hope for the future is that we all come out of this situation and find ourselves living in a much more caring and kinder society.

Kindness is infectious. One act of kindness can lead to many more. We’re sharing some kindness to hopefully inspire others.

Team Kindness:

Kindness – is an antidote to isolation and creates a sense of belonging.

Members of our team have been delivering little presents to each other. We’ve seen homemade cakes, cookies, bunches of flowers and even beautifully boxed ‘Lockdown Sweet Treats’. These little tokens do so more than raise sugar levels – they say, ‘I’ve been thinking about you and you’re not alone.’

Kindness is the Business …

Kindness – strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity.

Some businesses around our venues have really shown up and supported the NHS workers who have been staying with us. This has given our team a massive boost. It creates feelings of support and togetherness. It makes us feel valued and gives us a sense of purpose.

Customer Kindness

Kindness – helps reduce stress, brings a fresh perspective and deepens friendships.

We’re all realising how much we’re missing people and human contact. Those people extend to our customers, and to our sense of purpose, which is to serve, and be there for people. What has kept us going is messages of support. You’ve reached out and made this situation feel so much more positive and hopeful. Thank you.

Never underestimate the power of reaching out to someone.