Cam­paign to spread cheer

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Perera

The Pil­bara branch of Act Be­long Com­mit is pro­mot­ing acts of kind­ness this month with a new so­cial me­dia-fo­cused cam­paign de­signed to put a smile on lo­cals’ faces.

The Feel Good Feb cam­paign en­cour­ages res­i­dents to do ran­dom acts of kind­ness for oth­ers, then send in a de­scrip­tion or photo to spread the pos­i­tive vibes.

Act Be­long Com­mit Pil­bara health pro­mo­tion co-or­di­na­tor Gemma Brooks said Feel Good Feb was about pro­mot­ing the sim­ple but sig­nif­i­cant ways peo­ple could make a dif­fer­ence.

“Ran­dom acts of kind­ness, how- ever small or large, can re­ally boost some­one else’s day, but they’re a great way to get a men­tal health boost too,” she said.

“It can be any­thing re­ally. It could be re­turn­ing some­one’s trol­ley to the trol­ley bay, vol­un­teer­ing for places like SAFE or other not­for-prof­its or char­i­ties, or it could be smil­ing at a stranger or shout­ing some­one a coffee.”

The Feel God Feb cam­paign is bor­rowed from an in­de­pen­dent East­ern States ini­tia­tive de­signed to im­prove life sat­is­fac­tion and sense of com­mu­nity.

Ms Brooks said peo­ple could post their ran­dom acts of kind­ness on their lo­cal branch Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Gemma Brooks

Kar­ratha res­i­dents Ains­ley Harch and Beth Rogers share baked goods as part of Feel Good Feb.

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