Most of the people that I work with through The Best Medicine are carers, teachers and healthcare professionals. These are the incredible people that have been assigned as keyworkers and are still going about their daily work throughout this pandemic. These people are usually not paid very well and rarely get the recognition they deserve, but they do their work regardless. My training days offer resources and practices to help these wonderful people take care of themselves. Like the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup.

Yet it’s not just the keyworkers! We all have gifts and skills that benefit others, looking after ourselves is fundamental to sharing these gifts with the world. So first and foremost, make your wellbeing a priority, then you’ll be in a better place to help others.

My wonderful guest blogger Ellie from Kindfulmind described, on day eleven, the benefits of helping others. So I’m going to just jump straight into some ideas!


  • Make scrubs for keyworkers – If you have a sewing machine and lots of time on your hands there are loads of Facebook groups popping up to meet the demands of local care settings needing scrubs and headbands for their staff. Here’s the link to the Cornish group!
  • Adopt a granny – Volunteer to virtually visit a granny or grandad who’s living in care.
  • Sing from your window – Music unites us, so if you live in a busy street and are blessed with musical skills why not sing to your neighbours, it just might make their day!
  • Be a ‘flu friend’ – Volunteer Cornwall have been assigning vulnerable adults in the community with individuals who can help. ‘Flu friends’ are there to collect groceries and prescriptions for those who are unable to leave their homes.
  • Volunteer at your local food bank, here’s the link to the Falmouth/Penryn bank.

Can you believe this is the last day? I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has followed, read and shared these blogs. I’ve got a new project brewing so will be back soon, but in the meantime stay safe and well! Love to you all, Katie x


All blogs if not stated otherwise are written by Katie Rose White. Katie is a Laughter Facilitator, founder of The Best Medicine and advocate for mental health and wellbeing.