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Mental health books for children

Mental health books for children

We talk about our physical health – but not so much about how we’re feeling, or what we’re thinking and worrying about. That’s why we’ve published books including The Unworry Book and Looking After Your Mental Health, to help children learn more about their emotions and what can influence them.

The Unworry Book

The unworry book

This inspiring write-in book is an unworry toolkit, full of things to calm you down and places to put your worries - and we all worry! Written with the help of a psychologist, there are links to websites for tips, advice and support too.

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Activity sheets from The Unworry Book

Brain Puzzles for Mental Health Awareness Week

Brain Puzzles

Have a go at all the puzzles on this page. Keep your brain focused on these, rather than on worries.

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Peaceful pencils activity sheet for Mental Health Awareness Week

Peaceful puzzles

Colour in this pattern, only thinking about the things you can feel, hear and smell right now – a technique called mindfulness.

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Looking After Your Mental Health

Looking after your mental health

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019.

Covering everything from friendships, social media and bullying to divorce, anxiety, depression and eating disorders, this is an essential book with lots of practical advice for young people.

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This timely and wise book is full of good advice without preaching or making judgments Pam Norfolk - Lancashire Evening Post

Usborne Quicklinks

Usborne Quicklinks has loads of useful online resources to help with your mental health, from relaxation exercises and exam tips, to information on all sorts of mental health problems. 

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Usborne Editorial Director Felicity Brooks explains why there was a need for Looking After Your Mental Health, and in particular why it covers the topics of sexual and gender identity.

Staying Safe Online

Staying safe online

The internet is full of amazing possibilities but, just like the real world, there are a lot of potential dangers and difficulties too.

Whether you’re worried about oversharing on social media or coming across dangerous people, this guide gives you tips and tools to take control and stay safe online. Find out more...

A great book full of advice and tips for online safety. Toppsta reader review of Staying Safe Online

Books on essential life skills

Usborne books on essential life skills take the mystery out of topics such as managing your money and understanding politics and business.

Books about feelings for young children

Why don't I feel happy all the time? How can I cheer up my friend? These friendly and approachable books answer questions like these and help young children recognise and manage their emotions.

All about feelings

All about feelings

How are you feeling today? This fun, friendly and reassuring introduction to feelings is designed to help young children recognise, understand and name how they’re feeling and learn to talk about and manage their emotions in helpful ways.


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What are feelings?

What are feelings?

This thoughtful book explores happiness, sadness, anger, fear and worry in a friendly and approachable way for little children. Adorable animal characters experience different emotions, while flaps reveal the answers to important questions such as 'Why don't I feel happy all the time?' and 'How can I cheer up my friend?'


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Empathising through stories – mental health in Usborne fiction 

These brilliant books help give an insight into mental health issues – including titles by Holly Bourne, best known for her authentic characters and revolutionary attitude to mental health and feminism. 

See all Usborne books which encourage developing empathy.

A brutal and brilliant takedown of how we talk about mental illness, feminism, and friendship. The Guardian review of Am I Normal Yet?
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