Thrival Kits™ is a project we created with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Manitoba-Winnipeg) to promote mental wellbeing for children. The Thrival Kits™ project is delivered by teachers in school classrooms and shows children how to develop positive coping strategies that help them understand what makes them special and unique, and helps them develop tools to deal with life events and emotions.
Thrival Kits™ are shoebox-sized kits that students assemble in the classroom and then fill with small, meaningful items as they complete classroom challenges and activities throughout the school year. Activities are focused on mental health promotion: Daily practices that build mental health awareness and promote our mental wellness.
Thrival KitsTM are about mental health promotion. Likely, you’ve heard of upstream investments in healthcare—the idea of looking for the root causes of illness and preventing these illnesses through early interventions. Well, mental health promotion is even more “upstream” than that.