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Looking after your mental health

Looking after your mental health

Looking after your mental health
Looking after your mental health

We talk about our physical health - but not so much about how we’re feeling. With lots of practical advice, this lively, accessible guide explains why we have emotions, and what can influence them. Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book for young people.

“This book empowers youngsters with honest advice about ways of looking after their mental health in a fast-moving world.”
Sharon Jones, City Kids Magazine


Key Stage: KS2/3 PSHE; Age 11+

BIC: D5N79

Price: £6.99
ISBN: 9781474937290
272 pages
198 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Alice James & Louie Stowell

Illustrator: Nancy Leschnikoff


Longlisted - SLA Information Book Award 2019
12 to 16 category

Nominated - The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

Press Reviews

A safe and accessible guide to raise awareness of mental health. With expert advice from consultants from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 'Looking After Your Mental Health' is a funny and gentle introduction to topics like the science of anger, handling toxic friendships, sex and relationships, and how to manage social media whilst staying mentally healthy.
Parent Talk
A super helpful book about feelings, stress, anxiety and how to look after your mental health. Discover what can influence your emotions, how to identify and navigate challenges that might affect your mental health and, most importantly, how not to be afraid to talk about mental health.
WRD About Books Magazine
an ideal introduction to mental health awareness for the young teen
Irish Times
This timely and wise book is full of good advice without preaching or making judgments and offers a warm and sensible helping hand to youngsters who want a reliable guide to navigate them through the challenges that could affect their mental health. […] With lots of practical advice, a glossary at the back to explain some of the words and terms used in the book, and ‘quick links’ to discover lots more useful resources online, this lively guide is an essential book for all growing youngsters.

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post