Be Kind to Others

Be Kind To Others - MONASH

Compassion and kindness connect us to each other and studies show these qualities help build resilience.

Even though we are limited in what we can do, showing kindness and compassion in all interactions, however small, will make a difference in how we feel. And don’t forget to Sign Your Smile when you’re out for your daily exercise.

Using the AUSLAN symbol for smile (your thumb and index finger in a tick) in front of your mouth (not touching your mask) is one way of connecting at a distance.

Other ways include:

  • Checking in on an elderly neighbour
  • Calling friends and family for a chat
  • Online catchups – share a meal, a games night or put on music and dance remotely together
  • Do a grocery shop for someone who can’t
  • Ask the person who’s serving you how their day is going
  • Be a good listener
  • Treat the kids to a movie night at home
  • Cook a special meal together
  • Show compassion


If you know someone who needs help, our dedicated team can direct them to the relevant services in their area.

Find out more here COVID-19 updates and information / Support for our community

If you are feeling lonely or disconnected from your usual social support network due to COVID-19, you can receive support from the Australian Red Cross and local community organisations with just one phone call through the Community Connector Program.

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Last updated: 12 August 2020