Sometimes the people we need to be kindest to are ourselves.
Our Frontline is a resource to support frontline health, care, emergency and key workers, offering round the clock one-to-one confidential mental health and bereavement support, by call or text.
If you work in the NHS text FRONTLINE to 85258 or call 0300 131 7000 or 116 123 (24hrs)
If you work in Social Care text FRONTLINE to 85258 or 116 123 (24hrs)
If you work in the emergency services text BLUELIGHT to 85258 or phone 0300 131 7000 (ambulance staff only) or 116 123 (24hrs)
If you are a key worker text KEYWORKER to 85258 or phone 116123 (24hrs)
Kindness and mental health are deeply connected. The coronavirus outbreak means that life is changing for everyone for a while. It may cause people to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated. It's important to remind people it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.
Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most people, these difficult feelings will pass. Kindness can reduce isolation, stress and help build our own self-esteem particularly at time like this.