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Mental Health Awareness Week

Kindness helps to reduce stress and creates positive mental health for everyone. Nominate someone who has been kind in your community

This year Mental Health Awareness Week will highlight the acts of kindness, big or small, that people are doing at this time. More than ever, being kind and showing kindness is particularly important to our mental health and wellbeing. We made our commitment earlier this year to encourage conversation about mental health and to reduce stigma by inviting visitors to take a seat in our Chatty Chairs. A safe space where conversation is encouraged.

Due to the lockdown, we can’t invite you to take a seat at our Chatty Chair’s in our centre but we do want to hear what has been happening in our community.

Do you know a local person who has helped a neighbour, collected prescriptions, helped somebody in isolation feel connected by making telephone calls, delivered a daily newspaper, or perhaps stitched some PPE or has supported a charity in some way during the crisis? A simple gesture of kindness can be the difference between a good day and bad day.

To say thanks we want you to nominate someone who has been kind in some way by sharing their story with us over on our social channels for a chance for them to win a £25 intu Gift Card.

Look out for the competition post over on our Facebook or Instagram pages.

View competition T&Cs here

If you or a friend needs support please contact Tyneside and Northumberland Mind