It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is ‘kindness’. When we think about kindness, we often think about the effect that it has on others. But it is such a simple but powerful way to improve our own mental health.
At 52 Lives, we help to change someone’s live every week and inspire people to be kind. We also run a School of Kindness, providing free kindness workshops for thousands of primary school children every year. By helping children to understand the science of kindness and the effect it has on their minds and bodies, we're helping to empower a whole generation to take control of their own physical and mental health.
We teach children that their actions matter, and that the little choices they make every day have the power to determine the kind of world we live in.
“You’ll never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.” ~ Greig Henry Quinn.
We have a range of free resources and lessons available to download, and are also running free Virtual Kindness Workshops for primary school children during the lockdown.
This blog is written by Greig Trout, Co-founder of 52 Lives, and friend of Role Models. After surviving cancer twice, once as a child and then again as an adult, something didn’t sit right with Greig. He started to feel nervous, couldn’t sleep and got a rash all over his body. Soon thereafter he was diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). What he didn’t know was that one brave decision would change it all for him. Greig set off on a journey that would take him once around the world. For two years he travelled to show other patients on things they can look forward to when they are out of treatment.
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