9 of the Most Meaningful Gifts for a Mental Health Care Package

9 of the Most Meaningful Gifts for a Mental Health Care Package

9 of the Most Meaningful Gifts for a Mental Health Care Package

When your loved ones are going through hard times, you want them to know that you really care. At times like this, showing empathy and understanding for what they're going through means the world, and putting together a mental health care package is one of the most empathetic things you can do. 

The most helpful and supportive mental health care packages are packed with goodies that make a real difference, help them manage their worries and concerns, and put self-care at the top of their list. 

Read on for our blog on the nine most meaningful, purposeful, comforting and supportive goodies you can put in a mental health care package, to help them through the darkness to find the light again. 

Things I Want You To Know When Everything Feels Terrible - Fill In The Love Journal

The heartfelt words of a loved one make all the difference when you're struggling. This adorable fill-in-journal comes with a huge variety of prompts, which you can customise and complete yourself, filling it with personalised wisdom, meaningful stories and plenty of encouragement. Prompts include "You are the most _________ person I know", and "Nothing can take away how _________ you are". 

It makes for a touching gift and will be the star of any care package. The lucky recipient can go back to it time and time again, to remind themselves how much love there is for them. 

Remindfuls - Mindful Reminders for Tough Times Card Deck

When you're struggling, you want to hear from somebody who truly "gets it", and trust me, we get it. Remindfuls are a deck of cards we created with 50 comforting and supportive reminders to help you look after your mental health during those dark periods. 

Each of the colourful cards has been written to make you feel seen and understood, and they come with a little stand so you can display your favourites. 

Calm - Airdoh Infusions - Mouldable Aromatherapy Dough

It's lovely to put something in a care package which you can immediately open up and enjoy, and Airdoh is perfect for just that. 

Airdoh is mouldable aromatherapy dough, which, when you mould in your hands, releases an aromatherapy fragrance. It combines the tactile play of a fidget toy or stress ball, with the soothing aromatherapy fragrance, so you feel the benefits of both together. 

If you're feeling panicky or anxious, it's a great way of grounding yourself, as it gives you something to focus on, while the blend of essential oils gently calms you down. 

See the Good A5 Notepad - 100 pages

It's not always to stay positive during tough times, so it's good to have a little helping hand. Our See The Good notepad is a rainbow-themed delight, with five prompts, each based on popular psychology tools, which are proven to help you think more positively.

This is a lovely one to complete at the end of the day, and acknowledge all the good stuff you might have overlooked. 

You Are Capable Of Incredible Things Enamel Pin

A bit of wearable inspiration is the perfect inclusion in your care package. We've got loads of different enamel pins, each with a beautiful design and heartfelt, encouraging words and they make the perfect addition to any hat, lapel, pencil case or wherever you need to see it!

Breathe and Let It Go Stress Ball

Opening up your care package to see a sensory toy is bound to put a smile on anybody's face!

Sensory toys are designed to stimulate your designs and are a great way of reigniting that childlike sense of glee you use to get playing with your toys. Plus play therapy is a much overlooked form of mental health support, so toys definitely aren't just for kids anymore! You can choose from different textures, materials, sounds and feels to find something your loved one will truly enjoy. 

Pocketful of Pick-Me-Up Cards

You can struggle with your mental health wherever you are, so it's lovely to include something your loved can take with them.

Our Pocketful of Pick-Me-Up card deck contains 30 colourfully illustrated cards, each with an encouraging and supportive reminder. You can carry the whole deck or pop your chosen few in your wallet! 

These are a great way to inject some unbridled joy into your care package. 

Relax - Lavender Wellbeing Bath Melt (80g) by Wild Olive

There's not a lot a bath can't fix, and opening a care package to be greeted by a gorgeous fragrance is a surefire way to boost your loved ones mood. 

Wild Olive bath melts are all natural, vegan and made in the Peak Distract by hand, and trust us, they make for a truly relaxing experience. Plus a bath has genuine mental health benefits - the warmth from the water warms your body, and when you finish, as the water evaporates, it will cool you down, creating a sensation that makes you feel calm and relaxed. 

Offblak - Brighten Up - Forest Fruits & Ginger Fruit Tea

We're British so of course we have to include a cup of tea! Offblak Herbal Tea is packed with nutrients and natural ingredients, and a soothing cup of tea is the perfect way to take some time for yourself and unwind.  

All the products listed have been chosen as they are our recommendations for a mental health care package and as not intended as a replacement to more in-depth medical interventions. If your mental health is having a serious and detrimental impact on your life, please make an appointment with your doctor or GP, or get in touch with any of the support services listed below:

⭐ Mind – www.mind.org.uk – 0300 123 3393 

⭐ Samaritans – www.samaritans.org – 116 123 

⭐ Rethink – www.rethink.org – 0121 522 7007 

⭐ Gofal – www.gofal.org.uk - 01656 647722 

⭐ Young Minds - Youngminds.org.uk 

⭐ Find a counsellor near you:

      🗣 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - www.Bacp.co.uk 

      🗣 Counselling Directory - www.Counselling-directory.org.uk 

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