On World Mental Health day we are all going to see and hear a great deal about how we can all help each other improve our collective mental health. I, like many others, read them with interest to help me in both my professional and personal journey in this area. On this mornings’ commute to Canary Wharf, the staff on the DLR summed up the words written by many eminent academics in this simple phrase.
"We don't have to agree on anything to be kind to one another"
It is one of the first things we try to teach children and yet in the busy lives we lead kindness can be quickly forgotten. It doesn’t take a minute to ask someone if they are OK, to reach out and connect to someone or to do that small thing that makes a colleague or a friend smile. So I will keep my words on this important day brief - be kind to each other and be kind to yourself.