The 18th – 24th May was Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the theme was kindness. In these unprecedented and uncertain times kindness is more important than ever, with individuals and communities coming together to help those in need. Many of our employees also went above and beyond during Mental Health Awareness week to carry out acts of kindness not only for themselves, but for loved ones and strangers alike.
Here are some of their incredible efforts:
- Jenna (HR) got creative and recreated some NHS street art, dressed up as Joe Exotic to amuse a friend who was going through lockdown alone and took part in her family’s weekly pub quiz
- On his morning cycle, Ron Stewart (MD) brightened people’s days by wishing everyone he passed a ‘Good Morning’
- Malcolm (Accounting) practised excellent social distancing whilst still checking in on vulnerable loved ones
- Cheryl Stewart (Sales Director) sent her mum some very tasty traybakes from a cake shop in Edinburgh and volunteered with Social Bite, distributing 6,000 emergency food packs to those in need
- Ailidh (Bid Coordinator) sewed reusable cotton facemasks for family and friends and received a surprise book on self-care from the owner of her gym
- Paul Orru (Operations Director) handed out face masks and hand sanitisers to elderly neighbours and also offered to do their food shopping
- Cameron (Marketing) contributed to the ‘NHS Pay It Forward’ Scheme at Mimi’s Bakehouse, ensuring local NHS key workers will receive a well-deserved treat
- A number of Andron managers and cleaning operatives provided invaluable support to NHS Lothian during their volunteer sign up events
In addition to their acts of kindness, our employees generously donated over £500 which will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation to support their vision of a future with ‘good mental health for all’.
Well done everyone!