Lambeth backs campaign to encourage acts of kindness in the borough

13 May 2020

Written by: Lambeth Council

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During these difficult times, so many of us have shown or been shown acts of kindness. In response to Covid-19 this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May, is ‘kindness’. We’re backing this important campaign and encourage everyone to get involved. 

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Lambeth backs campaign to encourage acts of kindness in the borough

To celebrate this year’s mental health awareness week from 18 to 24 May, we’re encouraging random acts of kindness in the borough and asking you to share them on social media with the hashtag #LoveLambeth to make those people or organisations feel extra special. 

Spread peace, love, unity & kindness

In these difficult times, Lambeth communities have come together to show acts of kindness and support each other in many ways. It’s your chance to say thank you and highlight the lovely acts of kindness that you have shown or been shown during these tough times by sharing your message on social media. Getting involved is easy, fun and really will help to spread peace, love and unity throughout Lambeth’s communities. 

Who makes you #LoveLambeth?

We all know a person or local organisation who during Covid-19 has helped to make our community special. From local people, volunteers, to local organisations or keyworkers and NHS staff who are working on the frontline to tackle this crisis. They’re the ones who make us #LoveLambeth, but they don’t always get the recognition they deserve! 

Get involved 

Step 1: Say thank you Do something to say thank you to a person, place or organisation that has helped you or someone you know recently (Download & share or retweet our ‘thank you’ GIF & images on social media with a kind message, draw a picture, send flowers & take a picture or any other creative ways you can think of).  

Step 2: ShareMake them feel extra-special by sharing your appreciation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whatever social network you use, tagging them and using all or either of the below hashtags #MentalHealthAwarnessWeek #LoveLambeth #TeamLambeth  

Step 3: NominateSpread the love by nominating someone you know to do the same!  

As someone who may live or work in the borough, you will know the amazing people that make it special.  So please join the campaign using our ideas or finding your own way to celebrate someone during Mental Health Awareness Week and then nominate as many people as you can to get involved! #TeamLambeth 

We’ll be spreading peace, love, unity and kindness on Twitter from 18 May and encourage everyone to get involved.

Download: #LoveLambeth GIF 

Download: #LoveLambeth heart image

Download: #LoveLambeth short video


Be kind

Being kind to others is a good way to give something back to society and can really help to boost your self-esteem contributing to good mental health. It’s a scientific fact that giving and receiving kindness can improve our emotional wellbeing and physical health.