1 - 8 February
Storytelling is a valuable tool for engaging people through their emotions, values and imaginations. Hold a storytelling session in your local community space so everyone can enjoy the benefits.
Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health - to talk, listen, to change lives. We're proud to be working closely with Time to Change and PGtips this year to encourage people to share a cuppa with a neighbour or friend and have a chat.
Don't just think about your friends, write to them! Whether an ecard, a store bought card or a homemade one, reach out to a friend and make their day.
The origins of this day are not known, but it's celebrated every year. Take the opportunity to meet someone new by taking a chance and just saying hello to someone in the park, or join an interest group. New friends can open up new horizons and opportunities and are one of life's valuable assets.
Celebrate this week, (and Random Act of Kindess Day on the 17th) in any way you feel! From something small to something large, feel the power of an act of kindness. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation spread the celebrations over a week, from 16-23, so why not try one kind act each day? Small steps make a BIG difference!