It’s fair to say the Covid-19 pandemic has been tough, but one positive that’s come out of it is the importance of our wellbeing and compassion. From morning workouts to shopping for elderly neighbours, we’ve all come together to be kinder to both ourselves and others.

This resonates with us here at Leeds City College, since we’re all about offering support and making a difference. That’s why we’re proudly partnering with Kinder Leeds to launch Kinder Colleges – an inspirational campaign that encourages everyone to get active in the local community and ultimately become champions of kindness.

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Being kinder

As part of the campaign, we’ve identified six key themes of kindness:

Kinder to Self

It’s important to look after your own health and wellbeing, so we’ve included some resources to help you along the way:

  • Mind UK: Five Ways to Wellbeing – manage your own wellbeing with simple steps, researched and developed by Devon Partnerships along with New Economics Foundation
  • The Sleep Charity: Sleep Hygiene – achieve better health, sleep and overall wellbeing by adjusting your daily routine
  • Public Health England: Better Health – get helpful advice on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle
  • One You Leeds: get tips on stopping smoking, healthy cooking, weight management, exercise and more
  • Mindwell: Week of Kindness planner – use Mindwell’s weekly planner for tips on being kinder to yourself every day
Kinder to self
Kinder to the planet

Kinder to the Planet

By being kinder to the planet, we can all enjoy a happier, healthier environment. Here’s some resources to get you started:

Kinder Relationships

Being kind to each other helps us build better relationships, leading to improved wellbeing. Find out more by checking out these resources:

  • Kindness UK: Acts of Kindness – lists hundreds of kind acts you can perform to support nature, the wider community and environment
  • Age UK: Random Acts of Kindness – Age UK shares ideas on how to help elderly people in your community
  • Mental Health Foundation: Kindness Matters Guide – get a better understanding of what it means to be kind to each other and how it improves wellbeing
  • NHS:
Kinder relationship
Kinder business

Kinder Business

Whether you’re a local business owner or want to support businesses in your area, we’ve listed helpful articles on how to become more sustainable:

Kinder Communities

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of community – below you’ll find a few ideas on how you can get involved in your local area:

Kinder Communities
Kinder Spaces

Kinder Spaces

Getting out in nature, sleeping well and setting up a good workspace at home can have huge effects on our wellbeing:

  • Mental Health Foundation: Thriving with Nature – highlights the importance of nature to our wellbeing
  • Yorkshire Dales: Guide to Health & Happiness – be inspired to get out amongst the beautiful countryside to give yourself a boost
  • The Sleep Charity: Sleep Environment – learn how to create the perfect sleeping environment
  • Calm Moment: Creating Meditation Space at Home – get advice on setting up a quiet meditation space to relax and unwind in
  • Working from Home: read this helpful article on how to set up the perfect study space. You’ll also find useful information on this poster – including setting a routine and making daily to-do lists

We’re encouraging everyone to be kinder and would love for you to share your efforts with us.

Tag #kindercolleges on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn to show us what you’re up to.

Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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