Make a friend smile with a thoughtful Touch gift.
Have you ever noticed the merchandise table at our events? Emily, our team member in charge of merch, explains how buying one of these carefully chosen treats can help support mental wellbeing and raise a smile.
Have you seen our lovely merch before? We sell these goodies at our storytelling events and at other outreach bits and bobs that we attend, like local fayres and community festivals. All the money from the sales of the merch go back into Touch, and help keep our events free for our community to attend.
We’ve got something for everyone… from cards, to pin badges to stationery, all designed to support mental wellbeing and raise a smile. We’ve partnered with small businesses that share our values and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our community these beautiful and thoughtful wares.
All of the cards are designed by Angela Chick, an illustrator based in Southsea, whose creations are designed with the aim of making people smile and helping to find words that might be a bit difficult to say. Her cards are the perfect thing to send to a friend having a tough time or to pop on your fridge for a bit of a pep talk when you’re making your morning cuppa! The cards are all blank inside so are ready for you to add your own message and be sent on their way!
We’ve also got some goodies from Spiffy, a small business run by Shaun and Paul who both have lived mental health experience. They wanted to create something that combined their professional experience (Shaun is a primary school teacher and Paul is a counsellor) and that made engaging with your mental health normal and accessible. As a result a beautiful range of stationery and accessories was born! On our merch table you can find some pin badges and a selection of notepads with helpful prompts to offload after a tough day or to get you thinking more about your mental wellbeing.
We really love them! But then we’re suckers for some stationery!
You’ll find our merch table usually towards the back of venues at our storytelling events, why not browse during the break or at the end of the next event you come along to? If you don’t fancy taking anything home with you but you’d still like to donate to us you can do so at the merch table too, either by popping some cash in our collection pot or by donating via card. Just let the person manning the table know that this is what you’d like to do!
If you have any suggestions for other things you’d like us to sell at our events let us know! And if you’re a small business owner who would like to collab pop us an email to [email protected].