do something kind every day
About Kind July
An unkind world caused Thomas Kelly and Stuart Kelly to lose their lives at 18 years of age, 4 years apart, in July. If the world was kinder, Thomas and Stuart would still be here. While “Kind July” continues as a legacy to these two young men who needlessly lost their lives, we also know that practising simple spontaneous or planned acts of kindness can change and possibly save a life.
We encourage all Australians to “do something kind” each day in July. Why stop after July? Studies have confirmed that brief simple acts of kindness benefit both the giver and receiver. Kindness does not have to be profound to make a difference to someone’s life. A simple daily act for a month has enormous flow-on benefits and also provides an opportunity for kindness to move to the front of our mindset year-round.
Well documented research also provides evidence of significant improvements in physical and emotional well-being of all who are part of the kindness transaction which is why kindness is the true currency of humanity. Bullying has been linked in multiple studies to an increased risk of self-harm and suicide. Whilst bullying can occur through-out our lives, our adolescents are the most vulnerable to this harmful behaviour. The benefits of kindness clearly translate into harm reduction and mitigate the impact of bullying, violence, self-harm and suicide.
Social and behavioural change takes time, however with a concerted and united effort it can be achieved.
You can be a part of Kind July and the Stay Kind movement too, and together, what a great country we can be.
Kind July events
Explore and join our events this Kind July as we do something kind each day. Our free online events are open to everyone.
You can be a part of Kind July too!
For Kind July we have 31 acts of kindness for you to share in the workplace, school or community. Download your Kind July calendar below and pass it on.
You can get involved in Kind July too. Just download our Kind July 31 acts of kindness calendar below and start inspiring kindness. You can also contact us to find out out more on how to become a future Kind July partner or or corporate Stay Kind partner who embeds kindness year-round.
Your school can get involved in Kind July too. Just download our Kind July 31 acts of kindness calendar below and start inspiring kindness in your school community for positive impact. You can also contact us to find out out more on Stay Kind messaging in sport and embedding Stay Kind values in your school.
In the community
You can share a simple act of kindness anywhere at anytime. Be inspired by some of our ideas and download our Kind July 31 acts of kindness calendar below. See our Take Kare Safe Space program to be inspired as to what you can achieve in your community or contact us to find more on Stay Kind messaging in community sport.
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What we do
Stay Kind actively advocates, educates and promotes acts of kindness.
Kind July events
We have different events you can get participate during Kind July 2021.
Be part of the Stay Kind movement at home, work, school or online.