Books

 

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The Bear that Stared

by Duncan Beedle

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

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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 Boldt

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 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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The Huge Bag of Worries.

By Virginia Ironside and Frank Ridgers

This book helps children see that sharing their problems with others can make them feel better.

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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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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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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 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 Van 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 CBT 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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Children's Worry Book 

By Children's Mindfulness

A journal aimed for those 6-12 which uses stories, exercises and mind clouds to document and manage thoughts and feelings

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CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents 

By Lisa Phifer 

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

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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 at home or as a self-help book

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Diary of a Brilliant Kid

By Andy Cope, Gavin Oate and Will Hussey 

This interactive collection of stories, quotes, theories and science helps those aged 8 to 12 make sense of themselves and the world around them.  

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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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Blame My Brain

By Nicola Morgan 

An accessible and humorous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain with chapters dealing with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders and the reasons behind addiction or depression 

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Banish your Self-Esteem Thief

By Kate Collins-Donnelly 

An excellent work-book for young people ages 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of their 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 behavioral 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 - one worksheet and activity 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 behavioral difficulties, with valuable advice on how parents and carers can help children to 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 have 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 to 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 behaviors.  

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The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

By Betsy De Thierry 

This book will help parents to understand more about a child's emotional and behavioral responses following trauma and provides welcome strategies to aid recovery.  

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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 Silent Guides 

By Steve Peters 

The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way.  It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect 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 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 applies to our own body image.  

 

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Mind Your Head

by Juno Dawson 

We all have a mind, so we need to take care of our mental health as much as we take care of our physical health.  This frank, factualand 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 & 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 colouring, doodling and mazes.  Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too.