The Wise Mouse (U.K.)

YoungMinds UK, United Kingdom

This is a short book written for 5-11 year olds to help them understand what is happening to a family member who may be experiencing mental illness. The story follows a girl whose mother has a mental health problem and a 'wise mouse' who helps her. Written by novelist Virginia Ironside and illustrated by Nick Sharratt, the book is aimed at encouraging children to explore their own feelings about the problem and what it may mean for their family. The book can be purchased from the Young Minds website.

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