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#givecompassion is the output of a research enquiry exploring how design can support the interactions that underpin the development of Compassionate Communities.  

Partners: Sheffcare, Public Health Sheffield

Funded by: Research England

Project lead: Helen Fisher

Early research undertaken as part of a Marie Curie funded programme identified the importance of creating mechanisms to enable individuals to share the impact that others had on their lives. The enquiry highlighted that this was a key factor in building reciprocity between individuals living in that community and a way to strengthen community bonds.  

At present #givecompassion cards are being trialed with communities across Yorkshire. These cards provide a way for individuals to express appreciation for the small acts of kindness on which compassionate communities are built. 

What a wonderful reminder that even small acts of kindness can have an overwhelming impact on someone. 



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