Books

 

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The Bear who Stared 

By Duncan Beadle 

This book is about a socially awkward bear and helps show young people how to make new friends.  

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Train Your Angry Dragon 

By Steve Herman 

This book designed for young children helps them understand emotions especially anger and manage this more effectively.  

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My Anxious Mind

By Michael Tompkins

My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive - behavioural strategies to tackle anxieties head-on and to feel more confident and empowered by the process. 

 

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Putting on the Brakes (ADHD) 

By Patricia Quin 

Written by two nationally recognised ADHD experts, Putting on the Brakes includes practical ways to improve focusing, studying and homework skills and contains strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy.  

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You're A Star 

This practical guide combines proven cognitive-behavioural therapy methods used by child psychologists in schools with simple activities to help your child to grow their self-esteem and is aimed at children aged 7-11

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The Mindful Teen

By Professor Dzung X 

The Mindful Teen offers a unique programme based in mindfulness -based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help teens deal with stress.  The simple, practical and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help young people handle difficult situations more effectively.  

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The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens 

By Lisa Chab 

This book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.  The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-worth. 

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The Whole Brain Child

By Dr Daniel Siegel & Dr Tina Payne Bryson

This is a practical book for parents that explains how a child's brain is wired and how it matures.  The Whole-Brain Child aims to help parents to support their children to lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using twelve key strategies.  

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The You Are Awesome Journal 

By Matthew Syed 

An interactive journal containing life hacks, challenges and activities to give kids the confidence to come up with their own plan of action to be the best they can be.  This is an ideal toolkit for young people who dream big and who wants to make those dreams come true.  

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Calm - Mindfulness for Kids 

By Wynne Kinder 

An introduction to mindfulness, this book teaches children how to be mindful by focussing their thoughts and noticing the world around them using fun activities.  

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Understanding ADHD 

By Dr Christopher Green & Dr Kit Chee 

Full of well-tried, practical strategies to help with common problems such as inattention, underachievement and impulsiveness.  

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Thriving with ADHD workbook for Kids 

By Kelli Miller 

This workbook for kids offers boys and girls the tools they need to understand and manage their ADHD for a happy healthy life.

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Blame my Brain 

By Nicola Morgan 

A comprehensive guide to the biological mysteries that lie behind teenage behaviour.  

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My Anxiety Handbook 

By Sue Knowles

Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognise and manage their symptoms, this anxiety survival guide teaches young people aged 10+ how they can overcome their biggest worry.  

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Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety 

By Chris Willard 

Psychologist and learning specialist Christopher Willard offers teens proven-effective mindfulness based practices to help you cope with your anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating and school performance), learn valuable time-management and skills and feel more calm at home, at school and with friends.   

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How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child 

By Jessie Hewitson 

This book combines the authors own experiences with tips from autistic adults, other parents - including author David Mitchell - as well as advice from autism professionals and academics such as Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.  Autism looks at the condition as a difference rather than a disorder.  

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The Autistic Brain 

By Temple Grandin 

In this fascinating and highly readable book, Temple Grandin offers her own experiences as an Autistic person alongside remarkable new discoveries about the autistic brain as well as genetic research.  She also highlights long ignored sensory problems as well as the need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis.  

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My Many Coloured Days

By Dr Seuss 

This book helps young children to identify and understand different emotions. 

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You're a Rude Pig 

By Claudia Bouldt 

A book that helps young children learn that unkind behaviour can push away friends.  

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Silly Billy 

By Anthony Browne 

This book takes a sensitive and gentle approach to helping a child cope with anxiety.   

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No Worries 

By Sharie Coombes 

This book is written by a psychotherapist to help children manage their worries

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Bob's Blue Period

By Marion Deuchars

A book about expressing emotions and how to feel better when feeling sad.  

 

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Hello Happy 

By Sharie Coombes 

This book is written by a psychotherapist to help children when they feel sad or angry 

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Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad 

By Yasmeen Ismail 

Through activities this book helps children identify activities that may help them and others feel happier 

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Augustus and His Smile

By Catherine Rayner 

A book about a tiger feeling sad and his journey to re-finding his smile. 

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Beautiful Oops

By Barney Saltzburg 

A book to help perfectionists manage with mistakes or accidents they may make and find the positives in these.  

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Black Dog 

By Levi Pinfold 

The black dog is a metaphor for depression and this book can help children understand if a parent is suffering from mental health problems.  

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Beyond the Fence 

By Maria Gulemetova 

This book helps children to manage friendships in a positive way 

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My Hidden Chimp 

By Steve Peters 

This book provides parents, teachers and carers with some ideas and thoughts on how to help children to develop healthy habits for life. 

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My Mixed Emotions 

By DK and Place2Be

A book packed with helpful hints, tips and techniques showing children how to recognise and express their emotions 

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My Strong Mind 

By Niels Ban Hove 

This book is for children to help them build mental strength and resilience 

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Looking After Your Mental Health 

By Alice James 

Provides practical advice to young people about the importance of good mental health, why we have emotions, and what can influence them.  

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Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life 

By Sheri Van Dijk 

This workbook uses DBT techniques to help teenagers manage their emotions more effectively. 

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Mindful Kids 

By Whitney Stewart 

A boxed card deck with 50 creative mindfulness games, visualisations and exercises to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. 

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CBT Toolbox For Children and Adolescents 

By Lisa Phifer 

Provides resources based on CBT to help young people manage challenges they may face in life.  

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Breaking Free From OCD 

By Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner 

Written by leading experts on OCD, this step-by-step guide is written for adolescents and their families, to be used in home treatment or as a self-help book.  

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The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens 

By Jennifer Shannon 

This book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried. 

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Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

By Kate Collins-Donnelly 

An excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner to develop positive self-esteem. 

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Anger Management Workbook for Kids

By Samantha Snowden 

Offers fun, interactive activities to help kids handle powerful emotions for a lifetime of healthy behavioural choices.  

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Parenting Toolbox

By Lisa Phifer, Laura Sibbald, Jennifer Roden 

The Parenting Toolbox is filled with easy-to-use strategies to overcome challenges and strengthen parent-child interaction - on worksheet, activity and exercise at a time.  

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Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties 

By Dan Hughes 

Dan Hughes shares his expertise on the symptoms, prognosis and treatment for children affected by emotional and behavioural difficulties, with valuable advice on how parents and carers can help children improve their behaviour and increase their self-esteem.  

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Parenting Essentials 

By Sarah Naish, Sarah Dillon and Jane Mitchell 

The book describes how to use therapeutic parenting - a deeply nurturing parenting style - to overcome common challenges when raising children who have experienced trauma.   

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Think Good, Feel Good 

By Paul Stallord 

A CBT workbook for young people to help cope with low mood and anxiety.  It starts by introducing readers to the origin, basic theory, and rationale behind CBT and explains how the workbook should be used.  Chapters cover elements of CBT including identifying thinking traps, core beliefs, controlling feelings, challenging behaviour and more.  

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Everyday Parenting With Security and Love 

By Kim Goulding 

Children who has experienced trauma, loss or separation early in life need more than just special care and attention; they need to be parented with love and security in a way that allows them to heal and rebuild emotional bonds.  This comprehensive book provides parents and carers with crucial advice and guidance on how to strengthen attachment and trust.  

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The Simple Guide to Attachment Difficulties in Children 

By Betsy De Thierry 

Full of helpful information and advice, this is a good introduction for any adult parenting or caring for a child who has experienced attachment difficulties.  It explains what we know about them and how they impact on children, as well as offering advice and tips.  

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Starving the Anxiety Gremlin 

By Kate Collins-Donnelly 

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them using CBT principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  

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Stuff that Sucks

By Ben Sedley 

With a strong emphasis on validation and compassion, Stuff that Sucks encourages young people to accept their emotions rather than struggling against them.  

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The Teenage Guide to Stress

By Nicola Morgan 

A good book that helps teenagers to understand and cope with life's stressors.  

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The Boy who Built A Wall Around Himself 

By Ali Redford 

Written for children aged 4-9, this gentle full-colour picture book uses a simple metaphor to explain how children who have had painful or traumatic experiences can build barriers between themselves and other people.  It will help children explore their feelings and encourage communication.  

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The Silent Guides 

by Steve Peters 

The Silent Guides explores neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviors, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way.  It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.  

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Teenage Depression; A CBT Guide for Parents

by Shirley Reynolds

This book helps parents to understand depression and give advice on supporting their young person using CBT principles. 

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Banish Your Body Image Thief

By Kate Collins-Donnelly 

This imaginative workbook is aimed for young people aged 10+ to help develop a positive body image.  Through activities and stories the book looks at what body-image means, how it develops, the impact it can have and how this applied to our own body image.  

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Mind Your Head 

By Juno Dawson

We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health.  This frank, factual and funny book talks clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people's mental health - whether fleeting or long term - and how to manage them.  

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Freaks, Geeks & Asperger's Syndrome 

By Luke Jackson 

Drawing from his own experiences of ASC, Luke Jackson wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating, relationships and morality.  

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The Unworry Book 

By Alice James and Stephen Moncrieff 

We all worry.  This write-in-book is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries.  Activities include creating a worry box, making a mood grid and mindfulness activities such as colouring, doodling and mazes.  Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too.