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A Problem Shared: Talking About Mental Health

Louise Spilsbury

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Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-es

Books that take a look at issues from two sides to encourage positive and proactive engagement with difficult situations

A positive and proactive book that helps you understand and cope with mental health.

There's two sides to every story. In Mental Health, you will read two sides to the dilemmas, sticky situations or issues that children sometimes have to face at difficult times in their lives. Encouraging you to put yourself in someone else's shoes to see why they have reacted in a certain way or said certain things will help you to understand why different point of view arise in the first place and why your perspective might cloud your judgement or stop other seeing your point of view.

It will help you to find ways to positively and proactively resolve situations, deal with your emotions and maybe even change your mind. Mental Health tackles situations including: academic anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD and self-harming.

The book includes top tips for dealing with your emotions and conflict resolution.

The A Problem Shared series looks at tricky situations and common problems from two sides. The books encourage the reader to not only speak out, but also to listen to what others have to say. Some of the core values of PSHE are empathy, mindfulness and engaging with debate and this series puts the reader firmly in the middle, allowing them to make up their own mind about the scenarios presented and to question their own initial assumptions or bias.

Perfect resources for students of PSHE at Key Stage 2 aged 9+, these books are also useful as opportunities for discussion topics in class or as role play situations.

Title in this series are:
Bullying
Death
Mental Health
Prejudice
Relationships
Social Media

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Louise Spilsbury

Louise Spilsbury (Author)
Louise Spilsbury is a prolific children's book author. She has written titles on almost every subject, from science and geography through to world affairs, social issues, art, history, and literacy. Louise is married to the author Richard Spilsbury and has two children. She lives and works in Devon.

Hanane Kai (Illustrator)
Hanane is obsessed with colours, textures and lighting, and what she loves doing the most is creating worlds where the tactile melts with the digital. Her favorite colour is turquoise, and Hanane loves tea, cooking, and gardening - she dreams of a turquoise plant.

Based in Lebanon, Hanane first ventured off as a Graphic Designer (with a BA degree from NDU), then pursued her passion for illustration, photography and miniature set design. She expresses herself through the visuals she creates, and hopes with every illustration to touch her audience, leaving them with a certain feeling or message. In 2016, Tongue Twisters written by Fatima Sharafeddine and illustrated by Hanane Kai, won the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi New Horizons award, which celebrates publishing excellence of children's publishing in developing markets.

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