24 May – 5 New Ways To Help Each Other During Coronavirus

Updated: Jul 17

What Can We Do? has new content every day! To give you a glimpse of what’s new, every week we feature 5 ways for us to help ourselves and each other during these challenging times of coronavirus.


For more of below, browse our ‘Resources’ from our Get Involved page. You don’t have to do everything but try to pick one or more from our blog series or wider site to help others during coronavirus!


1. Tree Talk


Are you starting to appreciate nature more after being in lockdown? Many of us are exploring our local parks more. Make your walks more interesting and learn about the trees you are passing by! Explore the map of your trees with Tree Talk.


2. Mental Health Awareness


Even though Mental Health Awareness Week is 18-24 May, the whole month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. This year, the theme is kindness! This is an opportunity to be kind to yourself and others and make sure that you are reaching out to people if you are struggling.


Use our site to find ways to take care of your own mental health or to support others. We have also created an infographic for you, about what you need to know about Mental Health Awareness week and what more you can do, with a spotlight on 6 ways that you can get involved.


3. Donations for World Hunger Day on 28 May


Donations are a key way to help and support others during this crisis. Especially right now when there is more demand for the services provided by charities and non-governmental organisations. 


28th May 2020 is World Hunger Day. Support the Hunger Project to make a difference in the most vulnerable communities.


More than 820 million people in the world do not have enough food. And hunger is not just about food – hunger and poverty are inextricably linked to all issues including: healthcare, decent work opportunities, education, social justice, the rights of women and girls, the environment and climate change.


Acknowledge and support #worldhungerday and donate if you can.


4. #PoundsForPuds Campaign


Have you caught the baking bug during the lockdown? Perfected your spag bol? Loving all the banana bread action?


Remember during this time that hospitality was one of the first industries to be affected by COVID-19 and is likely to be the last to recover. So…what can we do?

We can join Pounds for Puds! and #BBkind.


To show your support for an industry we all love, make your very own pudding, post a picture of it on social media, nominate your friends to do the same and, if you can, donate to Hospitality Action who will be there for those hospitality workers most in need.

Love cooking? Why not help join the #cook4carers campaign?


You can also read our Hospitality Action | Voices of Change guest blog for more ways you can support the hospitality industry.


And if you are looking for something a bit different, browse our list of campaigns and challenges you can take part in.


5. Volunteering…or not?


Volunteering does not have to take up much of your time – it all depends on what you choose!


Have a look through our local, community and micro-volunteering options!

Alternatively…FUNDRAISE or SIGN A PETITION.


For a list of charities with COVID-19 response funds, see our Donations page.

Check out this smart list of 24 other ways to support charities without donating money



More things you might like:


Hospitality Action | Voices of Change

Mental Health Awareness: did you know?

World Hunger: did you know?

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: 6 ways to get involved

17 May 2020: 5 new ways to help and support this week

How signing petitions can help


Have some more time to give? Check out our website and social media channels for more inspiration?  You can find us on InstagramFacebookTwitter and at our website




Each week we publish more ideas on how you can get involved. If you know of any initiatives in your community that you think we should promote get in touch to tell us about them.

Are you a writer, or have something to say? We are looking for guest bloggers! Get in touch if you’d like to contribute.

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