Box Contents and the Online Component
What is Courage Box?
Courage Box is a program that facilitates active and empowering mental wellness. We provide guided self-support for anyone struggling with stress, anxiety, or symptoms of depression.
Currently, you can sign up for a 4-month program. Please note that month-to-month subscriptions and single box orders are no longer available. You will receive:
1. A box of tools in the mail each month of the program to help you practise that month's strategies. This may include journals, books, essential oils, art supplies, index cards, food items, or a plethora of other things. It varies on the month, and depends entirely on what you will need to learn a new coping skill.
2. Passwords for access to the online components, with detailed information on each month's strategies, and instructions on the best way to practise them. This portion is developed in consultation with trained professionals, including psychologists, nutritionists, social workers, and more.
You also have the option to connect with other subscribers in our forum for motivation and support.
What themes will I see?
What's in the box?
Inside a Courage Box, you will find proactive, customizable ingredients that vary monthly. For example, boxes in our Fall Program may include things like journals, books, aromatherapy products, creative outlets, and others specific to Fall's mental wellness themes. If you pre-ordered a program in time to receive a free gift, this is where you might see tea, sweets, and bath and spa items.
Items are chosen for their usefulness. Each tool included can be used to support your mental wellness.
Here are some examples:
Our September box on Self Discovery included a blank journal, a gratitude journal, and index cards with a case. Subscribers made a Dictionary of Emotions with their index cards to practise emotional awareness, tried routine journaling to connect with themselves, and looked for positivity through daily gratitude.
Our October box on Breath included wool, a crochet hook, and lavender essential oil. Subscribers learned beginner to advanced grounding and breathing exercises in our online component, learned the basics of aromatherapy, and practised crocheting as a calming mindfulness exercise.
What's outside the box?
Aside from the physical box, there is also an online component to Courage Box. Every box includes detailed, easy-to-follow instructions, plus access to our community forum, which helps you connect with other subscribers to share your experiences.
How do I subscribe?
You can only order through our website. Visit this page to order our Winter Program.
What are your payment options?
Our website host, Shopify, accepts credit cards and PayPal.
What is your return policy?
We do not accept returns or exchanges at this time. All programs are final sale.
When are boxes shipped?
Boxes are typically sent out at the end of the month. Subscribers are notified by email when their box has been shipped. If you are picking up your box at the University of Saskatchewan Help Centre, you will receive an email notifying you when it will be available. You will be required to select a time to pick it up during the Help Centre's hours.
Where do you ship boxes?
We only ship boxes within Canada.
How do I get my boxes shipped to the University of Saskatchewan?
When ordering a four-month program, choose the option for Saskatoon residents. This is listed in the title of the product.
Ethics, and Transparency
Courage Box uses biodegradable, eco-friendly packaging. Please recycle the boxes we send you, or reuse them for something else! Pinterest has some great ideas for this.
Based on research, we believe that the biggest threat to animals is habitat loss. We support animal rights by choosing to be eco-friendly.
At the time being, Courage Box is run by a single person! :)
We do our best to include products from companies that value transparency, and prioritize products made ethically in Canada or the United States.
Stigma and Discrimination
We recognize that mental illness is still stigmatized in Canada, and that people living with mental illness face daily discrimination. We dedicate ourselves to fighting this discrimination by way of education and promoting awareness.