The Funky Fish tool box

Additional ideas, information and resources

Congratulations on purchasing Funky Fish Feelings®, a set of 48 cards featuring delightfully different characters from the deep, designed to help people of all ages explore oceans of emotions and feelings. These funky finned friends might just bear an uncanny resemblance to people you know!

 Like our best-selling flagship product The Bears® and the popular Stones …have feelings too!®, these cards recognise that talking about feelings can be difficult. While the Funky Fish Feelings® cards are quirky and humorous, they do fulfill an important task; allowing people, young and old, to describe their feelings and discover their voice.

 Now that you have the cards, you will be wanting some fresh and innovative ideas for how to incorporate the cards into your work, and perhaps your life.

In this Tool Box, you will find the digital booklet, which contains lots of information about eating disorders, disordered eating and other ‘shadowy companions’ like depression and anxiety, plus loads of activities and suggestions for how to use the cards in different settings. (This can be printed as an A5 hardcopy booklet.)

As a BONUS gift to you, we are giving you access to the digital version of the cards! The digital cards are interactive, making them ideal for building rapport and connection. And because they are digital, you can use them anywhere, anytime.

Feel free to browse this page and get inspired by stories from other people on how they’ve used the cards. And don’t forget to explore the range of other supporting materials and information, which is at your fingertips any time you need it.

This Tool Box is exclusively for people who have purchased the cards. We will continue to add resources and ideas so check in regularly to see what’s new!

      

Funky Fish booklet

Funky Fish digital cards

Tips for using the cards

Blog- Respectful Relationships – Sometimes Little Fish Need to Speak Up

Sometimes little fish need to speak up about treating people respectfully, especially in sporting and after work environments.

Here is an example of a recent experience shared with me—similar to the ‘drinks after work scenario’ we have seen on television, where a man’s colleagues challenged his behaviour towards his partner on the phone Read more

Blog- Tools for helping kids manage emotions, build resilience and stay safe

By helping children develop the skills and knowledge to recognise, interpret and appropriately respond to feelings and thoughts, we are giving them tools they can use in every area of their lives. Read more

Blog- Metaphor: the beating heart of communication

Once upon a time, in a land far away (to use a metaphor to describe our long lost school days) you may have learnt a definition of metaphor similar to the one above. And perhaps it is just as likely that you have forgotten it. Read more

Blog- The Role of the Observer

Keen observers of the Funky Fish Feelings cards will have noticed that a seahorse manages to make an appearance on every card. (Well, all except one card where it is left for you to imagine him somewhere in the whirlpool!) Read more

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Expressing feelings is an important life skill we all need to learn and is at the heart of emotional wellbeing. However, sometimes we can’t find the right words to describe feelings. Stones …have feelings too! is a 52 card resource that helps people discuss feelings in a fun and engaging way. Read more