October is Mental Health Month and the challenge Tune in for Ten is simple – every day for 10 days, tune into other people and find ways to give. Brighten someone’s day – that someone can even be you!
It is well known that giving and helping others can reduce stress, minimise depression and provide a sense of purpose. Taking time to ‘tune in’ to other people creates significant benefits to emotional well-being and happiness for all involved.
Why 10 days? Create an action for 10 days and it will not only start to stick, but also you will start to see benefits from those actions.
To kick start, click here to download your sample Ways to Give sheet.
Giving doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming to make an impact. A short note of encouragement has the power to change someone’s day, as does a simple smile. ‘Tuning in’ means being present, actively connecting with yourself, the people around you and the wider community.
Giving to others is one way that people create, maintain, and strengthen their social connections. It can really make a difference, especially for people who are vulnerable or struggling. For the giver, it can bring new perspective to their own circumstances, creating deeper connections and a more positive outlook.
For full details of Iris Foundation’s Tune In for Ten campaign, click here.
Tune in for Ten and share with us on Facebook how you made a positive difference.