Wokingham Borough Council is asking local residents to help spread a little joy in the run up to Mental Health Awareness Week, which kicks off on Monday 18 May. This year’s campaign, which is run nationally by the Mental Health Foundation, is asking people to celebrate everyday acts of kindness which are so important to our mental health.


The Council is encouraging kindness with its own intergenerational activity. Children across the borough are being asked to pen letters or postcards, or to get creative with drawings, that will be delivered to self-isolating residents as part of our goody bag and food parcel deliveries – putting a smile on faces in the process.


The letters will also be distributed to the community’s most vulnerable residents with the help of the Link Visiting Scheme and staff in Housing Services and Adult Social Care.


Dozens of letters have already been received thanks to the help of local schools, where children have already been encouraged to get involved.

If you have a little one who’d like to take part, or perhaps you’d like to pen your own letter, contributions can be posted to

Shute End: Nicola Owens, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN


Scanned copies can be e-mailed to public.health@wokingham.gov.uk. Ideally, letters, postcards and drawings should be sent by Wednesday 20 May.

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