One of the 5 steps of mental health first aid is to Encourage self help strategies; the E in A.L.G.E.E. Thank you Sue for this.
“Just had a student who has found that writing poetry is a great release of his frustrating emotions connected with his disability. He popped in to my classroom, said an idea had come to him, he grabbed a piece of paper and has just returned with a very thoughtful piece of writing. In his words, it helps him unload. I am encouraging him to keep them in a book and may make a great 'Collection' if he chooses”.