We have been looking at ways to reduce stress and improve wellbeing through organising some Positive Activities for our community which are always designed around the NHS 5 ways to wellbeing.
At our one of our online art activities the young people made self-soothing kits. We learnt about the Decider Skill “Soothe” which helps us to tap into our five senses- sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. This helps us to feel grounded and calm. The young people decorated their self soothe boxes and filled them with calming things that link to their five senses, by taking part in a fun scavenger hunt! We also learnt how to use a worry jar to manage negative thoughts and worries. We chose some positive quotes to include in our self-soothing kits to help remind us of positives.