This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness. Here at LPW, our school ethos is to ‘love learning, be kind and go out into the world and do good’. We do these things really well, don’t we? Though it might be trickier to stick to these principles during lockdown, we have found out through looking at the five ways to wellbeing, there are many ways that we can achieve them.
Scientific evidence shows that kindness strengthens relationships, builds communities, helps us to connect with others, and improves our mental health and wellbeing. Kindness is contagious, too.
I have set an optional task on the VLE challenging you to focus on kindness this week and over the half term break. You will find that I have uploaded some kindness challenges that you may wish to complete (I’ve added links to the bottom of this blog), and there are loads more available online if you Google. You may also want to watch the author Carol McCloud reading her book 'Have You Filled a Bucket Today' (https://youtu.be/JEg38zCOMgk) and you can find lots of resources related to her book online.
So, while staying safe, pass kindness on and on and on . . . and watch it come back to you, too.
Stay safe, stay well, be kind, be happy.
Mrs Pelling x