Kindness is key during testing times

The theme for this year’s mental health awareness week is kindness and what better theme could there be in these unprecedented and challenging times? Acts of random kindness can make such a huge difference to people’s wellbeing and mental health.

Whether it’s just a smile or wave from a neighbour or contacting people who are self-isolating to offer help or an opportunity to chat (socially distanced of course!), it can be so powerful, particularly at the moment.

One issue that AFF is concerned about is a potential rise in self-harming amongst Service children and young people during these difficult times. AFF has therefore compiled a list of support and resources available for children, young people and their parents.

One issue that may lead to self-harming behaviour is bullying, and one of the ways of reducing or preventing the impact of bullying is showing kindness through friendship and offering support.

POSTED ON 18 MAY 2020

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