This years topic is kindness, we spoke to our Nurses who shared their views and thoughts around Mental Health Awareness.
Read our interview with our Nurse, Jonathan Jallorina
1. Have you been shown any acts of kindness in the last week? Please give details if you have.
Yes. Sincerity and compassion at work in Spire Hospital. A friend dropped off groceries as well last week, as my wife and I both work within healthcare.
2. What is the most memorable act of kindness you have experienced? How did that act make you feel?
My wife’s unconditional support, through everything. I felt a huge sense of gratitude for her help.
3. Have you carried out an act of kindness yourself this week? Why did you do it and how did it make you feel?
I helped my neighbour/friend; she was devastated as her husband tested positive with Covid.
4. What do you do to ensure you maintain a healthy headspace and relieve stress?
Believe in God and his energy! Union of the family is also very important. Eat healthy, proper sleep, take vitamins and exercise. Maintain positivity.
5. What do you think could be done to help those who have suffered/are suffering from mental health issues caused by COVID-19?
Educate their family to be compassionate and understanding. Be under the NMC code of conduct and maintain utmost confidentiality. Don’t wait for help, just act!
6. How do you encourage kindness (at home or at work)?
As a nurse, you need to support your team to help get through the tough situation as the patients might be extremely stressed. Give time to your family and involves the children into activities.
7. The #BeKind campaign sparked an interesting media interest in early 2020, do you think this is something that still carries a lot of weight and can be propelled upon? Please give reasons based on your answer.
I recommend ‘Wellbeing’ and NHS 111.