With funding from Action Together Oldham and Tameside, we have been able to make up 100 self-care kits for teens which are available for schools and organisations in Tameside and Oldham.
Tough Cookies self-care kits are packages specifically put together for teens which are created to support their resilience and coping skills, they include items which can help young people to destress, and will include materials which cover top tips for working on their mental health and to provide basic necessities such as personal hygiene/toiletries.
The packs include items such as: relaxing herbal teas, hot chocolate sachets, treats, bubble bath, soap, body wash, tissues, period management products, face mask, eye mask, fluffy socks, fidget toys, stress toys, a pen, and a journal.
Each pack also includes a positive affirmation card and printed materials from our Wellbeing Toolkit for Teens including top tips for mental health, fun colouring pages, worksheets for building self-esteem and local and national support group information.
Tough cookies education are working with local schools and youth organisations to distribute the packs to young people. Liaising with pastoral staff and youth workers who have identified young people that may need some extra care.