Ups and Downs Cards

A favourite resource of ours recently is the Ups and Downs card set from St Luke’s Innovative Resources.

With no text, just images, these cards are wonderful conversation starters. And with their quirky little figures adrift in bathtubs on the ocean, they are great fun for groups of all ages to use. The images capture a wide range of different situations and the ups and downs of these wee sailors’ journeys on the ocean, matching the many moods and ups and downs of life.

St Luke’s Innovative Resources, based in Bendigo, Victoria, is the best source we know for strength-focused resources of all kinds.

From their website:

Our range of therapeutic card sets, books and stickers can be used by human service professionals in many different roles and cultures. Innovative Resources is committed to creating materials that promote a strengths-based philosophy, use straightforward language and require no special training.

All our published materials reflect St Luke’s motto: Respect, Hope, Fairness.

We use many Innovative Resources card sets in our work with clients, and find they are always a resounding success.


  1. For those who have enquired … The best way is to contact Innovative Resources who produces these cards – their website link is in our original post above. You will be able to order these cards directly from them.

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