Kindness has a wonderful 'win-win' quality - benefiting the receiver and also the giver! It can boost your mood, reduce stress and release your feel good hormones. It's effects are contagious and can create a wonderful ripple effect that can spread far beyond... try and bring a little kindness into your daily living... see what happens!
"There is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end" - Scott Adams.
SMKD - Social Media Kindness Day... and Every Day
SMKD (Social Media Kindness Day) was formed in memory of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack and asks us all to help make social media a little kinder.
Celebrated in 2020 on November 9th, we can be kind not just on the day but every day. Download the SMKD top tips or visit the site to find memes, banners and to make a pledge.
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind." - Jennifer Dukes Lee
"You can always give something, even if it is only kindness" - Anne Frank.
Kindness UK aims to make kindness a greater part of everyone’s daily lives and to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of kindness to health and the overall wellbeing of society.
Check out their website for ideas and inspiration - find out how you or your school could get involved.
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud" - Maya Angelou.
Random Acts of Kindness in School
How a group of young people in 'The breakfast club' found the transformative power of anonymous giving by performing random acts of kindness for staff, students and the community - the ripple effects and positive impact on relationships and happiness were extraordinary. Read their story here!
"When we seek to discover the best in others, we bring out the best in ourselves" - William Arthur Ward
"Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up" - Jesse Jackson
Born This Way Foundation
Lady Gaga and her mum Cynthia set up the BTW foundation to support young people's mental health and wellbeing, we aim to make kindness cool, validate the feelings of young people and remove the stigma surrounding mental health. the BTW Channel Kindness is a digital platform providing a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community.