In case you weren’t aware, we’re currently bang in the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week.
As part of proceedings, the wonderful model-turned-vlogger Jess Davies has partnered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to launch the Be Kind, Be You campaign to help encourage people to be kind online, in keeping with this year’s theme of kindness.
“I wanted to collaborate with the college on this project as I have been subjected to negative comments online ever since I started using social media,” explains Jess.
“I think we often forget there are real people behind the phone screens and social media accounts, and so I asked some famous faces and individuals who have been on the receiving end of trolling themselves to get involved in the project to help me spread the word of kindness.”
Be Kind, Be You – My new campaign with @RCPsychWales, encouraging people to #BeKind online for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 🖤 Please RT and help us spread the message of kindness! pic.twitter.com/i8XCRgRuus
— Jessica Davies (@_JessicaDavies) May 21, 2020
“I’m really grateful to the college for supporting me on this project. Social media has had a notorious effect on people’s mental health and so it was the perfect partnership to team up with the Royal College Of Psychiatrists to help spread this message of kindness online and highlight how upsetting these comments can be.
“I hope the video can help remind people to be a little kinder to others online and think before they press send.”
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