CHILDREN.

Our Recommendations.

Building a strong foundation for mental health with the children in your lives is easier said than done. In addition, knowing where to begin can be a minefield. We have collated these lists of resources as a starting point. We hope you find it helpful. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

* denotes Irish authors

 

Books (for aged 3-6)
  • The Magic Moment – Niall Breslin *
  • Take Five – Niall Breslin *
  • The Chill Skill – Niall Breslin *
  • Mindfully Me Series – Louise Shanagher *
  • In My Heart – Jo Witek
  • Red Red Red – Polly Dunbar
  • Freya’s Funny Feeling – Samia Quddus
  • The Feelings Book – Todd Parr
  • ‘But Really…Adventures with a Difference’ – David King
  • Only a Tree knows how to be a Tree – Mary Murphy *
  • The Same but Different – Emer O’Neill *
  • Perfectly Norman  – Tom Percival
  • I Like Myself – Karen Beaumont
  • The Lion Inside – Rachel Bright
  • The Koala who Could – Rachel Bright
  • Izzy Gizmo – Pip Jones
  • The Bucket Fillosophy – Carol McCloud

* denotes Irish authors

Books (for aged 6-11)
  • Under the Mask –  Emma Cahill *
  • Break the Mould – Sinead Burke *
  • Self-Kindness For Kids: Whizzo-Voice To The Rescue! – Fiona Foreman *
  • It’s Ok to Cry – Molly Potter
  • Moody Cow Meditates – Kerry Lee Maclean
  • Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – Jane Evans
  • The Disappointment Dragon K.I. – Al Ghani
  • What to do when you worry too much – Dawn Heuber
  • My Inner Chimp (Managing Anger) – Prof. Steve Peters
  • Aroha’s Way – Craig Phillips
  • Let it Go  – Craig Phillips

* denotes Irish authors

Books to deal with grief
    • Rose – Sarah Woods *
    • Noodle loses Dad – Sarah Corbett Lynch *
    • The Goodbye Book – Todd Parr
    • The Invisible String – Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
    • Grandad’s Island – Benji Davies
    • Why Do I Feel So Sad?: A Grief Book for Children by Tracy Lambert-Prater
    • You Will Be Okay: Find Strength, Stay Hopeful and Get to Grips With Grief (aged 9+)

* denotes Irish authors

 

Videos
  • Why do we Lose Control of our Emotions? (youtube)
  • “Just Breathe” by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)
  • YES I CAN – Paralympics RIO 2016 – We’re The Superhumans!
  • Kids Meditation – SQUARE BREATHING (Focus & Calm)
  • Calmer Kids presents ‘Your Brilliant Brain’
Podcasts (for children 8+)
  • Niall Breslin Mindful Moments for Children (Spotify) *
  • The Big Life Journal
  • GoZen Stories – Stories for kids