Did you know that by supporting causes you believe in and taking time to support and praise others could actually be helping your own physical and mental health too?

National and International awareness days are a good reminder of things you can do for others and important causes you can support.

For example, today is International Women's Day, a global day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

This year there is a clear focus and a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. The International Women's Day website has shared a 'strong call to Press for Progress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.'

According to the Mental Health Foundation 'Getting involved with a cause that is close to your heart can be hugely beneficial for both the cause you are supporting and your own sense of wellbeing and achievement.'

If you're not sure what you'd like to support or where to start, there are lots of tips and suggestions to get you started: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/doing-good-does-you-good.

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