Angels is a set of 52 exquisitely-illustrated, heart-warming cards featuring ‘everyday’ angels. Each card represents an important quality or skill that we may want to celebrate or invite into our family, workplace, classroom and community, such as contentment, peace, assertiveness, clarity, openness, balance or adventure. Counsellors, social workers, teachers, trainers, managers and motivators can use these cards to build conversations, encourage storytelling, and help people of all ages think differently about who they are, what is important, and how to navigate life’s ups and downs
Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. It’s handy to have some simple, fun and effective strategies to calm your mind and soothe your body—anywhere, anytime. The Anxiety Solutions cards for young people and adults give you 50 simple, fun, clinically-proven strategies for managing anxious thoughts by entering the ‘control room’ of your mind. Experiment and see which techniques work best for you. You’ll begin to notice your own particular style of anxiety loop, as well as noting which changes to physiology or mental focus help to change your state.
Called Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave, these cards are based on solution-focussed, strengths-based techniques used for many years by experienced consulting psychologist, Selina Byrne M.A.P.S, to help children with worry and anxiety, and to build their wellbeing and resilience.
Body signals are sometimes called our ‘early warning signs’; they let us know immediately when we feel stressed or unsafe. That’s why they’re crucial for protective behaviours, trauma-informed practice or simply for navigating everyday life. Recognising and managing body signals helps build emotional and mental resilience—whether it is pre-schoolers transitioning to big school, young people navigating relationships, or adults dealing with life’s ups and downs. This marvellous mob of meerkat characters will help people of any age tune into their body signals and build a vocabulary to describe them.
Parents, teachers, counsellors—here is the ideal resource for creating conversations with younger children about sibling jealousy …and other emotional monsters who come into our lives! Byron has a new baby brother called Max. And Byron has a problem: because Max isn’t the only new addition to the household. A little green, beady-eyed monster has also moved in—a little monster called ‘Jealousy’. When Byron outgrows his favourite yellow chair, things go seriously downhill for our young hero. Mum has bought a new chair for Byron—a blue chair for big kids. But changing chairs means Byron has to give up the yellow chair for Max. And Jealousy’s not having any of that! This lively story follows Byron as he develops the strengths he needs to put Jealousy firmly in its place. Created by Sydney-based psychologist Rebecca Sng, the story draws on narrative therapy techniques to demonstrate how jealousy can be talked about in ways that avoid attributing blame or criticism.
Can-Do Dinosaurs is designed to help adults introduce children to the critical skills needed for safety, self-reflection, resilience and interrelationships. Featuring a herd of 28 dinosaurs direct from the Jurassic era, this resources carries a timeless and invaluable message for children—that they can learn and grow by focusing on what they can do, rather than on what they can’t. The cards are ideal for helping children overcome fears, develop confidence, build friendships and make good decisions. They’re also great for helping children acquire the skills of turn-taking, listening and assertiveness!
Inspired by Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Cars ‘R’ Us is a unique, interactive tool for exploring both emotions and the significance of choices in our lives. The 52 Fleet Cards are accompanied by 16 Know Your Vehicle Cards, designed to help you think about the choices you make and the interconnections between your feelings, body messages, thoughts and actions. There are also 10 Thinking Bubbles, a Journey Planner and an Owners’ Manual for building conversations about decisions, planning and the actions we take.
Choosing Strengths is a set of 36 cards and booklet. This conversation-building resource is founded in the rich tradition of CHOICE THEORY and STRENGTHS-BASED PRACTICE. Each card, beautifully illustrated and designed by Tim Lane, identifies a potential strength that anyone can choose to cultivate and make their own.
Deep Speak is an engaging and thought-provoking resource for educators, mental health workers, chaplains, youth workers and anyone employed in juvenile justice. Deep Speak is a set of 120 question cards, each one pertinent to the issues that absorb young people as they deal with relationships, identity, emotions, beliefs and values.
Living with an eating disorder can be a lonely, isolating experience. This beautiful, highly-visual tool aims to support young people and adults to bridge the isolation by sharing their experience with family, friends, teachers, counsellors, and other health professionals. Guided by three delightfully-engaging characters—Reggie the Recovery Rhino, Ed the Eating Disorder Monster and Bird—each card features an illustration to help people reflect on and express what it feels like to live with an eating disorder, and a question to gently suggest ways forward.
Exploring Shame is an evocative collection of 30 photo-based cards created to gently name, unpack and process feelings of shame. Each card helps participants recognise the emotion and find a pathway for healing through constructive, safe and respectful conversations.
Funky Fish Feelings will find many creative uses in the hands of teachers and human service workers, and the cards are ideal for icebreakers, storytelling, family sculpting exercises and therapeutic conversations. So whether you’re sailing on the high seas or paddling in the shallows, take a dip below the foam and say hello to these fabulous aquatic personalities!
These exquisitely designed cards have been created to encourage a spirit of inquiry, non-judgement, acceptance, curiosity, reflection and celebration among girls and women. Arranged in five suits, 'Girltopia' can be used to help foster the many important conversations necessary to support girls as they mature to adulthood. Such conversations can be part of strategies for working with issues like body image, self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, sexualisation and bullying.
The Growing Well card set consists of 50 cards with key statements that can be used as indicators of mental wellbeing. As well as the statement, each card features a scale made up of six small boxes with an illustration inside each box. The illustrations show the six stages of a seed growing into a seedling and, finally, a tree.
Kids’ Skills is playful and practical approach to solving difficulties faced by children. At the heart of Kids’ Skills is one very significant notion—practically all problems can be seen as skills that need to be developed. The book also comes with the accompanying Kids Skills workbook. The Kids’ Skills Skills Book is a pamphlet-style workbook for children. Designed as a companion resource for parents and teachers using the Kids’ Skills method, the workbook steps children through the process of developing, practising and celebrating their new skill.
Life Tweaking belongs in the ‘tool kit’ of anyone who works with others to bring about change. This set of 50 digital cards had been specially developed to prompt questions, conversation, storytelling and reflection to help people identify their key strengths, values, priorities and next steps.
Mates Traits is a set of 32 colourful, light-hearted cards that describe some of the characteristics of real friendship. Using a delightful cartoon cast of Australian birds and animals, Mates Traits attempts to unlock the strengths, attributes and understandings that go into friendship-making
Using full-colour photographs of everyday objects and activities, Next Steps presents an accessible way for anyone to identify one or more achievable steps they can take this afternoon, tomorrow or next week. These cards are invaluable in settings such as mental health, family services, counselling and emergency support.
Drawing on research and extensive practice in family violence, No Room for Family Violence is a set of 30 cards for having conversations with young people or adults about what abusive and respectful behaviour looks like in intimate partner relationships.