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Who we are

The Hug Exchange is an international creative collaboration between Ali Brown & Rhiannon Adler from The Dept. of Kindness in the UK and Mary Freer from The Compassion Revolution in Australia.

The Hug Exchange was sitting on the ideas shelf in The Dept. of Kindness when Mary approached Ali & Rhiannon about contributing some pocket-sized kindness moments to her Compassion Revolution conference. The Hug Exchange seemed so relevant to the world right now that before we knew it, the idea had been brought off the self and crafted into the website you are using today.

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The Dept. of Kindness

We believe that Kindness is everywhere, and we are on a mission to help you notice and celebrate it… both to yourself, and to others. The Dept. of Kindness is a space where you can feel inspired, connect and believe in kindness again.

We run workshops, courses and offer a whole bunch of free resources on our website to help you bring more kindness into your life.

Kindness starts with you. Visit our website today:

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Compassion Revolution
A revolution calls for people to take action and make change. Compassion Revolution is that call to action.

We’ve created a space where we inspire, learn new skills, develop new strategies and make a strong commitment to keep taking action.

In 2019 we launched a podcast, created toolkits, delivered workshops, offered mentoring and coaching and built more compassionate communities. In 2020 Compassion Revolution delivers an online conference over the entire month of November.

We’re building a new world.