Acts of Random Kindness is a concept that comes from a book written by Catherine Hyde Ryan. It is now being delivered all around the world. Acts of Random Kindness asks you to do an Act of Random Kindness to either your friends or to strangers. Once you receive an Act of Random Kindness you are asked to pass it on by doing something nice for someone else. It’s that easy!
Acts of Random Kindness – What’s involved?
HeadsUp would like you to take the time to do at least one act of kindness for someone else. It can be your friend, your colleague, a member of your family, your neighbour or a stranger. To help you get started we have listed a few suggestions of Acts of Random Kindness but we would also love to hear your suggestions. Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them too.
HeadsUp aims to enhance mental health and wellbeing. By doing an Act of Random Kindness you can have a positive effect on someone’s wellbeing. Giving and receiving an expected surprise can positively impact on someone’s self esteem. There is nothing like receiving a compliment, a gesture of appreciation or a surprise to make you smile, make you feel good about yourself and lift your day. So go on, pass it on!
How do I pass it on?
So you have decided on your Act of Random Kindness and you know who the recipient will be. In order to ensure the Act of Random Kindness is passed on, download the notification card and give it to the recipient of your Act of Random Kindness or alternatively you can email it. The notification card lets recipients know that they have received an Act of Random Kindness and are asked to pass it the gesture on by doing an Act of Kindness to someone else.
- Acts of Random Kindness is about the act of doing something nice for someone else
- It is not about money, it’s about the thought. Acts of Random Kindness that have no cost are just as good as ones that cost money
- Be creative
- When doing an Act of Random Kindness for a stranger, be aware of your personal safety and their personal space.
For more tips on looking after your mental wellbeing go to the wellbeing section