Take action this Blue Monday and carry out a random act of kindness for someone else. Research shows that helping others can be beneficial for our own mental health.
It can reduce stress, improve our emotional wellbeing and even benefit our physical health.
Last year, we explored The truth about Blue Monday. We know that there is no evidence behind ‘a most depressing day of the year’ and that people experience mental health problems all year around. However, we can focus the extra attention this day brings on actively doing something within our schools, workplaces and local neighbourhoods to help people and communities thrive.
The good news is that doing good doesn’t need to cost a lot of time or money. Small changes can make a big difference.
Today why not…
1) Carry out a random act of kindness for somebody else
2) Note a random act of kindness someone does for you
How it works
Simply click or tap the random number generator button in our blog, find the corresponding act of kindness in our list, and complete it on the day. Alternatively, pick any act of kindness to carry out or even come up with your own!
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45