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My Mummy & Me
All about Perinatal Mental Health Problems

  • Date Published: June 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781911623007

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  • Mental health problems during pregnancy and after childbirth are common, proving a difficult time for affected mothers, but also for young children within the family and the wider family network. This reassuring workbook provides young children with ways to understand and cope at this challenging time. With a percentage of profits going to support affected mothers and their families, this interactive and engaging text provides a practical approach to mental health problems. Through beautiful illustrations and interactivity the effect on children aged three and above is explored, providing them an outlet to express their feelings and receive vital answers. Alongside family members, teachers or healthcare professionals, this topical workbook explaining the brain and feelings in a child-centric way encourages a heightened, positive awareness of a delicately complex topic.

    • Provides information for young children about perinatal mental health issues in an easy-to-understand, non-threatening way
    • Offers a fun interactive workbook style with child-friendly illustrations that parents and children can engage with, together
    • The book is beautifully illustrated and highly accessible to a range of users, including young children, parents, nursery workers, teachers and healthcare specialists
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    • Date Published: June 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781911623007
    • length: 38 pages
    • copublisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 4 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • contains: 53 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Authors

    Narelle Mullins
    Narelle Mullins, having worked as a nanny, play specialist and community nursery nurse, now works in the Community Perinatal Team. Narelle's role in the team includes helping acutely unwell mums form relationships with their unborn or new babies. The driving passion in her work is keeping the baby and child in mind. The team also support children and other family members through extremely difficult times. It became apparent that there was no available literature to help the older siblings cope with their mums' illness which inspired her to co-write this book.

    Eleanor Ball
    Eleanor Ball has a first class degree in Physiological Sciences and subsequently studied medicine to become a doctor. During GP training she had a happily planned pregnancy but developed severe depression. After recovery her personal experience led her to pursue training in Psychiatry where she flourished. During her second pregnancy, when she again developed severe depression, she found there was little support available for her four year old son. This experience prompted her to co-found the website 'Hampshire Lanterns' to provide peer support to other mums and family members.

    Illustrated by

    Paul Carter

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