Kindness Challenge

There are a lot of things we can have too much of in life - video calls, streaming TV, chocolate - but we can never have too much kindness in our lives. Take on our challenge today by expressing kindness to yourself and those around you!

We’ve all had to make changes to our daily lives in the past 12 months due to Covid-19.

For some of us, we’ve dealt with this change and uncertainty in tandem with experiencing a mental health problem – be it new or known.

It’s incredibly important to be kind to ourselves, through self-acceptance of all that we are, just the way we are. But it’s equally important to cultivate kindness around us, by supporting others in our communities. Now more than ever, small acts of kindness can go a long way.

We’re inviting you to take part in our Kindness Challenge by expressing kindness to yourself and those around you!

Here’s how you can take part:

  • Save the kindness bingo grid to your smartphone or computer (download it in a variety of formats below)
  • Highlight each task as you complete it (by editing the image on your social media app or on an editing tool like Paint)
  • Share it on social media alongside pictures of you completing the tasks to show others how they can spread kindness too!
  • Tag Mental Health UK  and use #KindnessChallenge when you post on social media (using @mhealthuk on Instagram and Facebook or @mentalhealthuk on Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Nominate your friends to take part in the Kindness Challenge by tagging them too!

Download the Kindness Challenge images

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