Small Acts of Kindness is an award winning, including the Commnity Champion Award of the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2019; high impact, charitable organisation working in partnership with over 90 other organisations from the voluntary, corporate and statutory sectors and over 200 community volunteers. 

 

We source and distribute practical gifts that reduce the negative impact that feeling lonely and isolated can have on people’s physical and mental wellbeing. We seek opportunities to connect communities with kindness.

 

Small Acts of Kindness are working in partnership with the Mental Health Liaison Team based at Watford Hospital to source and distribute Wellbeing Bags to adult patients admitted during the Covid-19 pandemic by the Mental Health Team at a point of crisis and then discharged home. Although based at Watford the team operate across several sites across Herts including Hemel. The bags will comprise of 3 components; Food, Self-Care and Wellbeing.

 

The team are seeing about 200 patients a month currently (down from about 300 in more normal times). Many but not all of them are older people. Some also have diabetes.

We have obtained funding for an initial 200 bags, if we have to pay for all the contents. So obviously, the more that can be donated, the more bags we can distribute and the more people we can help.

 

If you would like to help please contact:

 

Lynne Misner BCAc

CEO/Founder

Small Acts of Kindness

01923 372717

07778 931606

www.smallactsofkindness.co.uk

 

 

Item

Quantity Required

Food:

 

Small condiments: jam min 2 per bag

400

Small condiments: butter min 2 per bag

400

Small condiments: marmite/chocolate spread min 2 per bag

400

Individual packs of biscuits/healthy snacks min 2 per bag

400

Individual portions of healthy cereal e.g. Weetabix, muesli min 2 per bag

400

Bread

200

UHT milk

200

Pasta

200

Pasta sauce

200

Tinned fruit in own juice 2 per bag

400

Tin of baked beans

200

Tea

200

Coffee

200

Self-care

 

Toothbrush

200

Toothpaste

200

Shampoo

200

Conditioner

200

Shower Gel

200

Deodorant

200

Well-being:

 

Adult colouring (mindfulness) book

200

Coloured pencils/felt tips

200

Pad of paper

200

Envelopes

200

Stamps

400


Sleep spray/lavender essential oil

200

Fidget toys

200

Pack of cards

200

Wordsearch book or Sudoku Book

200

Crossword book

200

Plant

200

Photo frame for Art or poem from local schools

200