Over 30 local young people organisations have signed up to support a campaign to #SpreadTheKindness across West Yorkshire. With thousands of others getting involved online or via local events.
In September the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership launched an exciting new phase of the ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ community campaign. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the campaign had inspired over 49,000 people to get involved by making a positive difference to their neighbours’ lives through acts of kindness. With phases two and three then reaching over 731,982 people and online audiences.
#SpreadTheKindness set out to reach 15–24-year-olds living, in education or working across the area. A campaign coproduced with young people aims to encourage young people to check in and share positive messages with friends either online or in person. It also aims prevent loneliness in the community, which has an impact on young people too.
2,500 of the five-ways to kindness postcards inspired young people to share kind and supportive words with each other.
A photo montage of some of the highlights from the campaign has been created and can be viewed online.
Highlights of the campaign include photographs and videos, feedback from young people and supporters case studies, all captured during the three-month campaign and summarised in an evaluation report available to read here.
You can find out more about the campaign and supporters at https://ourneighbours.org.uk/