Random Acts of Kindness

We quite often hear stories of people’s big gestures and random acts of kindness that have gone viral. You know the type; a stranger paid for a family’s meal in a restaurant, someone found a wad of cash in an envelope on the street with a note to enjoy or the person behind the old lady at the till in Tesco paid for her shopping.

There’s no doubt these are all wonderful stories of kindness. But not all random acts of kindness need to be grand gestures; or money orientated. In fact, doing good doesn’t need to cost a lot of time or money at all. Simple, small gestures of kindness can go a long way and make a big difference.

Being kind to others

In recent months, there’s been a lot of uncertainty and people have felt stressed and worried. But even during these times, it’s been incredible to see families, friends and communities come together and help one another out.

It’s so important to look after each other within our communities. This is how we protect and sustain good mental health for us all.

So, what random acts of kindness can you do? Below are just some of the things you can be doing to help others during these challenging times.

1. Make a call

random acts of kindness call

2. Share some news

random acts of kindness article

3. Inspire someone

random acts of kindness quote

4. Make someone smile

send someone a picture of a cute animal

5. Provide some motivation

random acts of kindness text

6. Offer a helping hand

offer support to a vulnerable neighbour

The above are just 6 simple and small actions you can take which could make a big difference to someone else. For even more ideas, check out the Mental Health Foundation’s 50 random acts of kindness ideas.

You can also check out our News page for the latest tips, advice and updates. What random acts of kindness have you done lately? Share them with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Running from 18th – 24th May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, they believe that mental health is everyone’s business. So, for one week each May, they campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week; this year’s theme is kindness. Learn more about the campaign here

Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.

Show me all news

Latest news

News flash! What a student should ask during a show flat viewing

When you’re viewing a property for university, we understand the importance of asking questions and getting the feel of the space. You might feel pressure to secure student accommodation, but it pays off to be thorough when viewing show flats. We’ve put together a list of the best questions to ask when viewing student accommodation.

We’ve put together a list of the best questions to ask when viewing student accommodation. Host Student Accommodation

News flash! Facts about Chinese New Year

This year, Chinese New Year is on Saturday 10th February and it is the year of the Dragon Zodiac. The Chinese New Year date changes every year, but is always held between January 21st and February 20th, as the Chinese year follows the lunar calendar. The holiday falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, (the winter solstice, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun), on December 21st.

Chinese New Year in your Host City - Student Accommodation UK
Host - Student and undergound
Top tips for international students in the UK Host students