Members of the University’s Nursing team have added their words of kindness and encouragement as part of a national awareness movement.
This week is the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week and talking about and celebrating kindness in all its forms is the theme this year.
Lecturers from all fields of nursing at the University have been offering their pearls of wisdom and support for their students and, with pandemic restrictions still in place, are shared here for all to read* (please use the link below to see the full collage).
Emma Dillon, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, is one of the team behind the ‘positivity wall’: “Kindness is just one part of good mental health and creating an atmosphere conducive to supporting it is something we’re keen to continue championing at UON.
“Saying kind things and being receptive to kindness might seem obvious, but it’s easy to neglect when we are busy or stressed, whether at home or during work hours. It’s important to take a little time to actively be kind.
“Our ‘positivity wall’ isn’t something fluffy or ‘touchy feely’ but a reflection of the glass is always full ethos we follow. We hope people get a little boost and kindness inspiration from reading them.”
The team will be sharing further messages on Twitter throughout this week and beyond and people are encouraged to join in and share their words of wisdom or reflections on their own experiences of kindness.
Follow the conversations online: #KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and #UONMHFA.
*Nursing Team May 2020 – collage – PDF.