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Bag for Your Life….#Be OK

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#Bag for your life, early intervention resource
for schools and youth workers.

Our ‘bag for your life’ (early intervention resource) takes our project directly into the community for situations where young people cannot access school, for whatever reason. The resources are best ‘unpacked’ with a key worker/youth leader who can work alongside the young person. This will help them engage with the suggested strategies.

This bag is a free ‘toolkit’ to aid with wellbeing.

It contains some gifts for the young person, such as a worry ball, bubbles, pack of cards, craft activity (decorating a fridge magnet and origami) and a ping pong ball for some competitiveness!

Our ‘Bag for your life’ leaflet has strategies to help with anxiety, including breathing and mindfulness exercises. We have included ideas to occupy free time as well.

The bag also contains other leaflets with ideas for keeping active, sleep and relaxation tips (see links below).

There is also an opportunity for the young person to create a bag for someone else as well, with a personal message, as the bag itself contains another bag to give as a gift.

The young people can support each other with our ‘Supporting Your Friends’ leaflet and are encouraged to get in touch with at least one other person so they are not so isolated.

We would be happy to hear from anyone who would like to get in touch or would like help to find someone to talk to. Please email [email protected]

We recognise that some young people are struggling a lot and we encourage them to get professional help quickly if their thoughts cause concern.

Please pass on this idea and gift someone a bag yourself…. everyone appreciates being thought about and both giving and receiving helps release those happy hormones!

‘Be the change that you want to see in the world’ #Be Kind #Be OK

Make your own ‘#BE OK Takeaway’

#Be OK Takeaway for the Foodbank, Easter 2021

      1. Find or buy a gift bag.
      2. Put our ‘# Be OK Takeaway’ leaflet and other ‘help’ leaflets in the bag. The Wellbeing Challenge booklet (Mind) is good (see below).
      3. Use our ideas for content (see links below). You could also include a wellbeing wordsearch, an origami gift, decorated stone, some seeds or even some home-made cookies? Anything will be a lovely surprise.
      4. Give your care package to someone who needs it, with a personal message. Google motivational quotes if you’re stuck with knowing what to write… or just thank them for being a friend.

By doing this you will get a good  D.O.S.E of Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins. This will help both you and others feel a whole lot better!

Enjoy this project and if you want to be part of our Zoom meet ‘Common Room’ to ‘check in’ and ‘hang out’ please email [email protected]

(See www.bananatreelog.com for DOSE explained)

Download ‘Be OK – Takeaway’ leaflet for printing here.

Download ‘Labels – #Be OK Takeaway’ here.

Download ‘The Wellbeing Challenge booklet’ here.

Download ‘Active Sheet’ here.

Download ‘Bagfor Your Life Contents

Download ‘Relaxation Tips’ here.

Download ‘Sleep Tips’ here.

Download ‘Supporting Friends Leaflet (A4)’ here.