#BeKind and Project Semicolon

  • 'Be Kind' is currently a phrase many people and charities are using to promote kindness and empathy to those around us - while this is so important, it is also important for us to be kind to ourselves for our own well-being.

  • This can be difficult for many of us, as we may feel selfish for even thinking about putting ourselves first or feel that we are undeserving of kindness for some reason.​​

  • Be;Kind Therapy can support you to support yourself through self-compassion techniques as well as exploring what you may find difficult about being kind to yourself.

  • The semicolon is a reference to Project Semicolon, founded by Amy Bleuel (2013) to raise awareness of depression and suicide. A semicolon symbolises the continuation of a sentence, rather than an ending, and is a representation of choosing to continue life after struggling with suicidal ideation.

Be;Kind Therapy supports being kind to others with mental health issues and those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

If you are experiencing distress from suicidal thoughts/plans and want to talk to someone urgently, you can contact Samaritans on 116 123, phone NHS on 111, or contact your GP.