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Help and kindness

It is Mental Health Awareness Week this week and It is a scientific fact that giving and receiving kindness can improve our emotional wellbeing and physical health. 


We know many of you are already working hard in your local communities to help out friends, neighbours and complete strangers through your local networks.  #HelpAndKindness is a Dorset project helping people find local support when they need it, and find places where they can offer help when they're able. It brings together the voluntary and charity sector with public and private sector support providers and lists and maps them at a local level so people can find services that are available in their village or town. Read more about how you can get involved on their website.


If you do want some inspiration, check out the Mental Health Foundation's list of random acts of kindness, and find out how you can be inspired.

  • Pick an item from the list.
  • Take action.
  • Share your kindness on social media and tag in @mentalhealth, @HelpAndKindness and @DorsetCouncil on twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtags #DorsetCouncilUK, #KindnessMatters or #HelpAndKindness to share your acts of kindness with us all.

21 May 2020

Liz Curtis Jones
Early Years and Childcare
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