Trawling through the interweb can be enlightening sometimes. What’s exciting is to see the range of resources government agencies provide. I’ve just spotted these from the Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) from the Department of Health, Australia.
This list of fun activities in pdf includes some social ones as well as solitary ones, and many of them are low-cost and low in organisation. Great for people who are feeling a bit low and can’t get themselves together enough to do anything particularly complex.
And this one on assertive communication pairs quite nicely with this one on anger coping strategies to provide people who are struggling with frustration and irritability with some specific skills to let off steam.
In addition to these, they have several manuals for health professionals working in mental health – none for general health, unfortunately. One day health will be considered as one single entity rather than divided into ‘mental’ and ‘physical’!!