An email just popped into my inbox this afternoon and it told me that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week. So I’m popping a quick blog here to lend my support.
As someone who manages her mental wellbeing from past eating disorders and a diagnosis of depression I am very supportive of any positive way of promoting and supporting ways we can live happily and with positivity. I also work with mood and depression every day with some of my clients and when I volunteer at the day hospice. The way we behave to others really does make all the difference to our mood.
I love the research from the Mental Health Foundation that “Doing Good Does You Good” and yes there are so many simple ways we can do good right now, today.
87% of people said they feel good when they do something kind for a stranger. Dr Dan Robotham, Senior Researcher at Mental Health Foundation
“Doing Good Does You Good”
So one of my doing something good things for today is writing this blog, hope you’ll have a look at the research and their website. I also hope you’ll think about doing something good today and sharing the positivity. You can follow Mental Health Foundation on Twitter @MHF_Tweets and follow the #doinggood hashtag too.
The second thing I can do in this blog is tell you to go and look at this website and support the amazing Ian Meeks. I met Ian on Twitter and have now spoken to him. He is wonderful, remarkable and let’s cheer him on to do his charity part of the ride on the 1st of August on Yorkshire day. Do follow him too @meeksfeats.
As Ian says…”When diagnosed with cancer, don’t think about the things you cannot do, dream and do the things you can!”
See… doing good can be THAT simple….
With a happy heart,