Why Kindness Matters & How Doing Good Does You Good

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Anna Bateman Mental health expert and former DfE adviser

As part of the 'kindness matters' theme for Mental Health Awareness week, we have produced this free guide on why kindness matters and to remind ourselves of the benefits of helping others, which is also good for improving our own mental health and wellbeing.

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘kindness matters’. It’s been chosen because of its ability to strengthen relationships, develop a sense of community and deepen solidarity. It seems an appropriate choice given the current times. That’s why this week, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to help promote the message of displaying kindness and to remind people how often, doing something good can also do you good too.