Introducing The Mental Health First Aid Kit!
An on-the-go toolkit that helps soothe anxiety and mental health issues!
This kit has 9 tangible tools for coping with anxiety, stress and sensory overload.
Anxiety and panic is often triggered by sensory overload; the overwhelming feeling of too many things happening at once.
- We can use this mental health tool kit to focus on one particular sense or moment to feel grounded & relieve stress.
- Just like every facility has a physical first aid kit on hand; we believe every school, office and household should have access to mental health coping tools.
Here are some tips on how to use each item:
Stress Ball: Squeeze me to relieve stress or frustration. Take one deep breath with every squeeze- count up to 15!
Essential Oil Roller: Stress relief oil- sense of smell can be the fastest route to the brain. Apply me to your wrist, back of neck, pillow or sleeve. Subtly take a whiff of my calming scent to soothe anxiety.
Sensory Stones: Carry me as a fidget toy! If movement can be directed it can enhance focus. Even something as small as fidgeting the hands, increases levels of the neurotransmitters
Essential Oil Play Dough: Use me as a tool for both aromatherapy and stress relief! Squeeze, smell & re-shape me to help distract from your worries.
Mindful Mints: Place me in your mouth & think through all your senses. What do I taste like, feel like, smell like? Focusing on one thing helps us feel grounded.
Notebook & Pencils: Writing, drawing & coloring can be calming and is psychologically proven to soothe stress & anxiety. When feeling overwhelmed, draw, write down your feelings or make lists!
Healing Crystal: Powerful minerals may strengthen the power of positive affirmations. Practice encouraging mantras “I am strong”, “I am enough”, “I am doing my best, that is all I can expect of myself”
Calming Candle: When it comes to finding peace of mind, the atmosphere matters. This uplifting candle harmonizes the mind, improves mood & creates a safe meditation space.
Psychologist tested recommended and endorsed!