What if, instead of messaging a friend on WhatsApp, we reached out and called them? What if when we asked them how they were – we really asked and really listened? And what if when they told us things were bad, we didn’t try to sugarcoat it? What if we didn’t try to soothe and, instead, we just listened?
Next week is my favourite week of the whole year! Yes, next week is Mental Health Awareness week, and the theme chosen for 2020 is Kindness. This special week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, will see people all across the country celebrating the power and potential of kindness.
COVID-19 is unfortunately going to affect our businesses, our economy and our finances – but it is also going to affect our mental health. Therefore, the important thing that we need to focus upon is how to support and maintain our mental fitness during these periods of high uncertainty and stress.