ISBN 9781849056243,Pretend Friends: A Story About Schizophrenia And Other Illnesses That Can Cause Hallucinations

Pretend Friends: A Story About Schizophrenia And Other Illnesses That Can Cause Hallucinations



Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781849056243

ISBN-10 1849056242


Number of Pages 36 Pages
Language (English)
As An Adult Living With Schizophrenia, I Love The Idea Of Introducing Young Children To The Concept Of Severe Mental Illnesses, To Help Them Learn Not To Be Afraid Of Adults Living With One. Hopefully If Children Can Learn About Mental Health At A Young Age, They Will Grow Up Into Understanding Adults, Less Likely To Have Stigmatising Beliefs About Mental Illness. Katy Gray
About The Author
Alice Hoyle Works As An Associate Advisory Teacher Of Personal, Social, Health & Economic (Pshe) Education For The Pshe Association. Her Experience Of Teaching About Mental Health Made Her Aware Of The Lack Of Resources For Younger Children Around Serious Mental Illness. She Wrote This Book To Support Children To Develop Their Understanding About Mental Health, To Help Increase Empathy And Reduce Stigma And Discrimination People With Serious Mental Illness Often Face. As An Active Member Of Rethink Mental Illness, Alice Is Donating Her Royalties From This Book To Help Raise Money And Awareness For The Work Of The Charity. Alice Lives In Bath, Uk With Her Husband, Two Daughters And A Plethora Of Pretend Friends Including Elfie, Li-Li, Ariella And Micub. Lauren Reis Has Created Illustrations For Sane Mental Health, Ocd-Uk, Anxiety Uk, The Big Life Group And Has Developed The Illustrations On This Book For Rethink. Lauren Also Promotes The Work Of Charities Through Her Business Tear Up The Plans And Runs Creative 'Workshops For Well-Being' For Organisations, Including Mencap. Lauren Has Managed Emetophobia And Fully Supports Mental Health In The Work She Does On A Daily Basis.