The theme year is kindness, whether that be to yourself or others. With the new worries of COVID-19 on our lives, small gestures of kindness can really make a difference for someone struggling with their mental health.
You can get involved by sharing an act of kindness you've delivered this week, by posting on social media using the hashtag #KindnessMatters. Stuck on ideas to get you started? We've collated some of the best and easiest ways to show kindness to your friends, family, and community during this time. Check out our graphic below.
We are also excited to introduce the new Wellbeing LibGuides page created by the University of Bolton Life Lounge Team. Here you will find out about the online wellbeing support services, and content such as online guided meditations, workshops, and access to LEAP Online modules and the Big White Wall. On the 20th May 2020, the Life Lounge team will be hosting online events on their Wellbeing LibGuides page to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. This will include:
To get involved just head over to the LibGuides page on 20th May. You can also keep updated by following them on Twitter.
Alongside this, we have launched our new Wellbeing Reading List, complete with online resources on a number of subjects, including anxiety, resilience, and mindfulness. You will find eBooks and weblinks for a variety of charities who can offer direct support on a number of issues.
Have a great week everyone, and stay alert and stay safe.