We help the helpers by offering Self-Care Stations and stress-relief resources to our teachers & first-responders.
Program Age: 2 years
Program Impact: Installed and maintained 90 Self-Care Stations throughout Broward County in 2019, with a total of 43,024 cups of tea,180 eye pillows and 1080 rescue remedy pastilles
Program Partnerships: United Way, Employees Assistance Program,
Program Leadership: Kiana Raphael
We bring together the community-at-large with educators,
mental-health and crisis first-responders, and others who support community.
Through local business sponsorship, we create opportunities for community awareness, engagement, and support at their local fire station, school, or crisis center.
It all starts with a cup of tea.
We launched this project in response to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Our goal is to pull the community together in service by starting with the helpers.
1 in 3 teachers live with Post Traumatic Stress, 85% of first-responders experience mental health issues and 46% percent experience anxiety. A Self-Care Station for teacher’s lounge, fire station and mental health provider’s place of service creates an opportunity for daily stress management.
We believe the way forward is for communities to recognize the interdependence of humanity. This project will have far reaching impacts, creating structures that show us how to nurture each other, reawakening our connection and compassion.
We as a society are suffering from compassion fatigue. Our helping professionals are living with secondary trauma. Daily nervine nourishment and heart-supporting herbs go a long way to restore the body’s nervous system and overall resilience. These small steps help empower us to take control of our own well being.
An introductory video on how to make the most of your Self-Care Station in your school!