“Kindness (/ˈkʌɪn(d)nəs/) the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”

Kindness is trust, understanding, respect, care, consideration. Kindness is our staff, our service users, the communities and business’ that have lent a hand to us during the difficult times that coronavirus have brought. Kindness is all around us.

It may feel intuitive that kindness can help others, but there is a growing body of research to show that being kind also has benefits for our own mental health and wellbeing. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, the Mental Health Foundation has chosen to highlight and celebrate kindness, to others, to ourselves, and in society more broadly, as one way to promote and protect good mental health for all.

This Mental Health Week we are celebrating the lovely people around us that pick us up when we’re feeling down. We celebrate acts of kindness and being kind to ourselves because mental health matters. The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Your job can make a huge impact on your quality of life. That’s why at SRS we want you to have a safe place to speak out regarding mental health. We appreciate the wellness of our staff as well as our service users. Through this, we introduced our own in-house Mental Health team to support you when things get tough. We also extend this aid to your family members and loved ones. We are here for you.