Why kindness works for everyone – Mental Health Awareness week

We need to think about our own mental health as much as that of others around us.

This year’s theme is ‘kindness’ and we’ve been reflecting on how events of the past few months can make us forget to take time for ourselves. We’ve all experienced worry about loved ones, our jobs or finances and the changes to our day to day life which makes it really important for our mental health to keep checking in on ourselves too.

Some useful tips are here.

Medical students make calls to vulnerable residents shielding from coronavirus

Medical students from the University of Buckingham are making regular ‘check-in’ phone calls to local elderly and vulnerable residents who are shielding from Covid-19. The calls allow the students to make sure the residents are feeling okay, and to check that they are receiving food parcels and any medication that they may need.

Read more here.