Taking care of each other....

In advance of Mental Health Awareness week in May, Mental Health Foundation, a charity with a mission to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health, have put together some top tips for supporting those that are struggling.
> Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while

> Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
> Make a cup of tea for someone you live with
> Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know
> Help with a household chore at home
> Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call
> Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
> Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
> Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
> Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
> Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal
> Send an inspirational quote to a friend
> Send an interesting article to a friend
> Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone call
> Spend time playing with your pet
> Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation
> Donate to a charity
> Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding it all
> Give praise to your colleague for something they’ve done well
> Arrange to have a video lunch with a colleague
> Send an inspirational story of kindness from around the world to someone you know
> Donate to foodbanks
> Offer to skill share with a friend via video call - you could teach guitar, dance etc.
> Offer support to vulnerable neighbours
> Offer to send someone a takeaway or a meal 

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