We all need a little help at times and encouragement can go a long way.
You know the feeling when someone says, ‘well done’ or ‘good job’. They’re not patronising you. They’re simply saying, you’ve achieved what you set out to do and doesn’t their acknowledgement make you feel better?
Support wristbands are not something we speak enough about, but we should. We’re not just talking about AA groups, GA groups or Adfam groups, but all support groups. The idea is in the name; to provide support for others.
Support wristbands can be anything; a simple silicone band, plain in colour with a support number or a logo, a meaningful picture or a #support tagline. It doesn’t have to shout out what the support group is, especially for people who suffer social anxiety. The band is there for you. It is to support you. It may not mean anything to the person passing you on the street, but it is a network support which is always present.
Support can also lead to achievement. A band which showcases you can accomplish anything if you want to. Again, you don’t have to have the actual group name on the wristband, just a picture of an image or a tagline.
Entry bands: reward someone for turning up. It’s a big deal for some people to seek help. Sometimes circumstances prevent them. Sometimes it is fear holding them back. Sometimes it is their anxiety kicking in. Whatever their reasons, show them it is ok to be present. They are not alone.
Think of someone reaching out. Look at their hand, their wrist… it is such a simple idea and yet it means so much.
A note from Pac:
We support The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign by providing ambassadors with their Anti-Bullying Ambassador wristbands: an achievement band for those who support others who are being or have been bullied, particularly in schools. To start designing your own raise awareness wristband in silicone click here or click here to design a fabric wristband.