Be kind during Mental Health Awareness Week

May 18, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny


Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time.

This week (18th to 24th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness.

One of the things that has been noticeable in these uncertain times of the Coronavirus is the incredible amount of acts of kindness taking place.

The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.

England Boxing is pleased to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week by sharing a number of videos from the Box In Mind tutors and Club Support Officers, with suggestions of small acts of kindness you can do this week to support our boxing family, own family and friends.

First up is Joe Lockley, who is a Box In Mind tutor, along with members of Bright Star Boxing Academy, who launches the campaign by explaining the importance of helping others and being kind.

Watch out for other videos in the days to follow across our social media.

Speak Your Mind campaign

Meanwhile, MIND, the mental health charity, are today launching their Speak Your Mind campaign.

That’s why, this Mental Health Awareness Week, MIND are encouraging you to speak your mind and share your stories so others can see that they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing.

We can get through this. Together. One day at a time.