EXPERIENCE CHANGE WITH THINK BOX THERAPY
WHAT IS THINK BOX THERAPY?
Think Box Therapy is a UK startup developing a unique online resource created for parents, providing information and advice about child and adolescent mental health.
Our expert team has over 10 years’ experience working with parents and children in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, CAMHS, Neuroscience, and Education. Using our combined knowledge and experience, we are creating an accessible, affordable, and easy to understand online mental health resource that has scope to make positive changes in the lives of millions of young people.
Our goal at Think Box Therapy is to provide professional information which is easy to understand, with no confusing medical terminology or complicated words. The information will be communicated through animations and videos - to break down the barriers between what we know about mental health conditions and the people who need to access this information.
We are currently developing our unique and innovative “Think Boxes” which will be online resources tailored to specific mental health conditions including Self Harm, Depression & Anxiety, Adoption, Bullying, and Divorce, to name just a few. Each box will contain information and strategies specific to one mental health condition. The boxes will be aimed at parents, with the view to improve the parent-child relationship by empowering parents with knowledge as well as targeted strategies and advice. We aim to provide useful and useable information about child and adolescent mental health communicated in a relatable and understandable way, and easily accessed by parents around the world.
What's in the Box?
Here are some examples of the content within our Think Boxes.
Each box contains a base of information on Psychotherapy and key concepts, as well as specific information and advice for individual mental health conditions.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy can be described using the analogy of a penny at the bottom of a fizzy drink. The bubbles on the surface are represented by the child's behaviour, but the cause for this behaviour is deep at the bottom of the glass. Psychotherapy helps to get to the penny, instead of simply the behaviour, promoting lasting positive change.
Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly felt angry, anxious, or sad? These emotions may not belong to you. Projections are a key concept in Psychotherapy, and involve one person not being able to cope with intense feelings, and so they push these feelings onto another. An analogy to explain this would be an erupting volcano, with burning lava representing destructive feelings.
We are currently developing Think Boxes for these specific mental health conditions:
In the future we will be working on Think Boxes for situations that could lead to a disruption in a child's mental health such as Adoption, Divorce, Bullying, School Refusal, and Sleep Problems.
Helpful Information and Resources
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, it is important to seek professional help. We aim to empower and share our knowledge but our service is by no means a quick fix or a replacement for therapy. Below are some contacts and useful resources for mental health in the UK:
Seek the Advice and Support of your GP
If you are concerned about mental health, you should see your GP as a priority.
If you are in distress and need immediate help or are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E.
Call The Samaritans
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day - in full confidence.
Call 116 123 - it's FREE
Talk to Someone you Trust
You may find it helpful to talk to your partner, a relative or a friend about your problems. They may be concerned about you and welcome the opportunity to hear what you have to say.
If this is not possible, you may prefer to talk to someone else you can trust, like a faith leader or a tutor.