You can’t hide an elephant – A children’s book about mental health

Sally J. Halligan, Australia, 2012

‘You can’t hide an elephant’ is a story book designed for children 8 to 12 years of age, to be read in a supported environment. It highlights the voice of a child living with the challenges that can arise when a parent has a mental illness.

As well as a Safety plan tool it encourages the development of better family communication about mental health, whilst drawing attention to the importance of providing support to children, listening to their feelings and helping to meet their needs.

It is a great resource for therapists, case workers, counsellors, welfare officers, social workers, mental health nurses, group facilitators and parents.

The book can be purchased online from the website for $23 AU.

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