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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness day!

Have you ever heard of the phrase kindness makes the world go round? Well it turns out that beyond the warm glow and increase in wellbeing, spreading kindness may even help us live longer! To find out more, read the World Kindness Day BBC article that explores new scientific research into the benefits of kinder living. Are you interested in giving back to your community? Keep reading to find out how you can get involved with our Peer Support Giving programme.

Get involved with Peer Support Giving

Participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research. As a result, anecdotal evidence has found that individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. In addition, research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness can result in improved feelings of wellbeing.`

There are plenty of ways to give back to others in need through the Peer Support programme. For instance, you can give the gift of hope and companionship to people that have walked a similar path to you at one of our Anxiety and Depression Support groups. By sharing your lived experience of anxiety and depression, as well as any coping mechanisms and tools that you have learnt along the way, you will be able to help someone in need. The groups are based on a shared journey of support within which people help each other as equals, share their personal stories, teach, learn and grow together. Therefore, you will also have the opportunity to connect with and feel encouraged by people who know what its like to feel the way you do.

Refer to the Peer Support service hereĀ