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Be Kind City of NPSP


These are unprecedented and challenging times in many different ways. And the challenges are different for everyone.

In times of adversity, one way we can cope is to come together as a community and show a little kindness. Be kind to others, be kind to those in need and be kind to yourself.

Keep reading for more tips on how to Be Kind City of NPSP.

Be kind to yourself

Man and Dog Hug

Take a break, get outside and be among nature. Enjoy fresh air, a quiet moment, or turn up the volume of your favourite Spotify playlist. Have a virtual coffee date with a friend, potter in your garden, chat over the fence with your neighbour. Lay under the warm wintery sun in your backyard and soak up some vitamin D. Do something every day that makes you smile!

How to be kind to yourself in NPSP:

Be kind to others

Community Visitor

We know that some people might be feeling a little alone right now; many are feeling the isolation that COVID-19 has forced upon us. With that in mind, there’s no time like the present to show some neighbourly love. By calling over the fence, knocking on a neighbour’s door or checking in over the phone, we can make sure that every household maintains some much needed social interaction.

How to be kind to others:

  • smile
  • check in on an elderly neighbour
  • find the time to make two calls (not texts!) a day to people you love
  • do a grocery shop for someone who can’t
  • ask the person who’s serving you how their day is going—and listen to their response
  • drop off a home-cooked meal to someone doing it tough
  • be a good listener
  • treat the kids to a movie night at home
  • cook a special meal together.

Be kind to business

Business woman retail shopping bag

Businesses in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters come in all shapes and sizes and many have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

We’re proud of the numerous local businesses that pivoted as the crisis unfolded, responding to the changing guidelines so they could continue operating to serve our community and employ their staff.

Still Here

Still Here is a great locally designed platform that lists some of the businesses that are open and offering services.

Eastside Wine & Ale Trail

See what’s happening along the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail

The Parade, Norwood

Contact your favourite traders on The Parade to see what they’re offering online and instore.

Magill Road

There’s still loads on offer along Magill Road

Explore the Food Secrets of Stepney and Glynde

Visit: Food Secrets of Stepney

Visit: Food Secrets of Glynde

You can also check directly with your favourites to see what they are offering online, or by delivery and takeaway.

For business

If you’re a business owner in need of help visit our COVID-19 hub for information

Online Growth Workshops supporting local businesses

Download our Be Kind postcard and drop it in a neighbour’s letterbox

Download Be Kind Postcard


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