Just as with our box to support anxiety, we set out to find a book you could send to a friend who is suffering with depression which would come across as warm and supportive. Our search ended when we came across this book written by Sarah Rayner. Everything about the book felt like it had been written especially for Friendinabox and we believe that your friend or loved one will feel like it has been written just for them too.
Bestselling authors Sarah Rayner and Kate Harrison write with candour, compassion and humour about lifting low mood and easing symptoms because they have both experienced – and recovered from – depression themselves, while GP Dr Patrick Fitzgerald draws on his clinical understanding to offer practical advice on treatment options and finding support.
Below are readers’ reviews of this book:
“Absolutely fantastic book. It is written very well and gives a fantastic insight into the horrible world of depression. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is plagued by depression, or even to anyone wanting to help loved ones through the tough times – although it wont cure you it will hopefully give you the tools to take your life back and start moving forward. Thank you for such an amazing book.”
“Like me, a great many people will find their own feelings expressed somewhere in the pages of this book. More to the point it is packed with comfort. The best way to help a hopeless, frightened person is to offer them something they believe they can actually DO. The authors of this book clearly know this and have been generous in their provision of ideas. They explain, they demystify, and they understand, so together they inspire trust.”
We have paired this book with some energising and comforting teas from the English Tea Shop and an aromatherapy Energy roller ball from Tisserand. This combines cheering Bergamot, bright grapefruit and refreshing lime, ideal for giving a boost.
Hello Jane, I just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you for creating friend in a box. I simply love it! Having sent a few boxes out to my friends this year I was pleasantly surprised to receive the tea and biscuits box, out of the blue from one of my closest friends. It absolutely made my day and the letter inside was so lovely I admit I shed a little tear (happy tears).
I was googling sympathy hampers for my friend who's mum died recently. Friendinabox came up. I looked through and found your tea and sympathy box. Then saw the woman power box as my other friend had just had a break up and her business was taking a dip. I just thought they were both perfect!