A Westmead Hospital midwife has stressed the importance of practicing the Harmony Day values, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Westmead Hospital midwife Karen Childs said we need to collectively use strength and determination to cope through the crisis.
“Manners cost nothing, look after your neighbours and be kind to each other,” Karen said.
“Harmony Day makes us stop and think for a moment about the bigger picture.
“People are stressed, tired and everyone should lean on each other.”
Harmony Day encourages people to wear orange clothing which signifies social communication and meaningful conversations.
“This year we have cancelled some of our Harmony Day events and celebrations, but we are still celebrating by wearing orange,” Karen said.
“A midwife taught me once that when a person is angry or irritated you are not judge them because you do not know what is happening in that person’s life. We can all do our part.”
To read more about Harmony Week visit: https://www.harmony.gov.au/