Usborne Books - Looking after your mental health
A book aimed at the issues children face which can effect their mental health
In recent years the awareness around mental health in children has grown rapidly, and is more important than ever with mental health problems affecting about one in eight children and young people in the UK - Usborne Books therefore believe that there is a need for this book to help address some of the issues our young children are faced with.
We talk about our physical health - but not so much about how we’re feeling. With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.
Recommended for ages 11 plus
“This timely and wise book is full of good advice without preaching or making judgments and offers a warm and sensible helping hand to youngsters who want a reliable guide to navigate them through the challenges that could affect their mental health. […] With lots of practical advice, a glossary at the back to explain some of the words and terms used in the book, and ‘quick links’ to discover lots more useful resources online, this lively guide is an essential book for all growing youngsters. ”
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post
“A super helpful book about feelings, stress, anxiety and how to look after your mental health. Discover what can influence your emotions, how to identify and navigate challenges that might affect your mental health and, most importantly, how not to be afraid to talk about mental health.”
WRD About Books Magazine
“A safe and accessible guide to raise awareness of mental health. With expert advice from consultants from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 'Looking After Your Mental Health' is a funny and gentle introduction to topics like the science of anger, handling toxic friendships, sex and relationships, and how to manage social media whilst staying mentally healthy.”
“an ideal introduction to mental health awareness for the young teen”