Design and Technology

Mia Yazbek


Stress Less Discreet Alert Device (pencil box)

A device that allows anxious students to communicate their anxiety level to the teacher discreetly

This device allows students who struggle with their mental health to communicate their anxiety level/ headspace to the teacher discreetly, with a two-piece system, giving the right support when needed.

The student has the stress-less pencil case, containing fidgeting devices (to help manage anxiety) and three hidden buttons to alert their headspace to the teacher.

The teacher is given a soft silicone pocket piece, the part of the device that receives the alert from the student. When the student hits the alert button to indicate the support needed, the pocket piece vibrates accordingly.

This system seeks to improve student wellbeing as the classroom can be very stressful.