Footscray ED staff have been treated to a “Survival Kit” created by NUM Liz Borowik.
The kit includes a range of items, starting with a paper clip “to help hold you together”. There’s a Kit Kat (“because sometimes you need a break”) and a lifesaver too (to remind you of all the times you have been one”).
Leesa Cooke, Workforce Learning and Project Coordinator, was one of the lucky ones outside ED to get a Survival Kit of her own and described it as “the most thoughtful gift”.
“Not only very clever but very sweet. I love it and I hope the ED staff love it as much as I did,” Leesa said.
Liz said she made these for the team in ED “to keep them going”.
The note attached to each survival kit explains the contents:
“A paperclip…To help hold you together.
A rubber band…to stretch beyond your limits.
A playing card…To help you “deal” with any situation.
A tissue …To wipe away the tears – because it is okay to cry.
A mint…So that you can keep your cool.
A button…To help ‘button’ your lip when emotions run high.
A Kit Kat…Because sometimes you need a break.
A lifesaver…To remind you of all the times you have been one.
A Band-Aid…because in times of need we stick together.
A candle…To light your fire when you are burnt out.
A jigsaw piece…To remind you that you are an important part of this team.
A chocolate kiss…Because you deserve them xoxo.”