Why do we need this project?
The Covid-19 pandemic has created significant impacts across all aspects of our community and led to many people feeling disconnected, stressed and unsure about the future. Many people in our community also find themselves unsure about how to respond to people in crisis and offer support.
This project offers a simple way for community members to inspire hope, kindness and inspiration and be part of a fun social activity with others.
- Studies have found that acts of kindness are linked to increased feelings of wellbeing.
- Helping others can also improve our support networks and encourage us to be more active as contributors in our community.
- Increasing the willingness to show kindness to others can also make us less fearful of vulnerable neighbours and help build trust.
- Additionally, gardening and working with soil and plants to create something beautiful can be therapeutic and uplifting, especially in the company of others.
If you feel like you need support for your mental health, or to support others, see the links below.
Looking for support for your mental health and well-being or for someone else?
The Think Mental Health website has some great resources to help when you are wanting to:
It includes a useful check-up tool to assess how you or someone else is feeling and point you to advice, tips and support.
Please make use of the wonderful resources at the links and most importantly, be kind to yourself!