This year, we’re marking Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24) by encouraging people to share messages of encouragement and support through our Cup O’ Kindness campaign.
Taking place between 18-24 May, kindness was announced as the new theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
At a time when kindness matters more than ever we’re asking people to share what kindness means to them, tell us about an act of kindness that has stuck with them or share a way they are showing kindness to themselves.
Rachel Cackett, Samaritans Scotland Executive Director, shares her Cup O'Kindness message:
Practical ways to show kindness to yourself and others
This Mental Health Awareness Week we're also sharing practical resources to help you show kindness to yourself and others.
We've launched our new app, Samaritans Self-Help, which offers people practical ways to cope and stay safe if they’re going through a difficult time. Samaritans Self-Help features a mood tracker that allows people to record how they feel. It recommends evidence-based coping techniques based on how you’re feeling, as well as activities that others have found useful when experiencing similar feelings.
We've also developed new resources to help people reach out and support someone going through a difficult time.