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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

18 May 2020

Space Engineering Services understand the significance of mental health and is pleased to support Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.  This year’s theme is kindness.

Kindness and Mental Health  

Kindness is defined by doing something towards yourself and others, motivated by a genuine desire to make a positive difference.  We know from the research that kindness and our mental health are deeply connected.  The research shows that kindness is an antidote to isolation and creates a sense of belonging.  It helps reduce stress, brings a fresh perspective and deepens friendships.  Kindness to ourselves can prevent shame from corroding our sense of identity and help boost our self-esteem.  Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism.

But kindness is an intrinsically risky endeavour.  It can risk us looking foolish or being taken advantage of, which is why we sometimes retreat.  To receive or to give kindness is an act of courage.  We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to support each other to take that brave step and harness the benefits for both giver and receiver.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we are asking our colleagues to do two things: 

  1. Be kind to yourself – look after your mental health using exercise.  On Tuesday, we’ll share some ideas about different ways to introduce new exercises into your routine.
  2. Reflect on an act of kindness.  We will be encouraging our colleagues to share their stories and pictures of kindness.

No Act of kindness is ever wasted.  Please join us this Mental Health Awareness Week and make kindness matter.