How's back to school going? If you're looking for a way of supporting your little ones, get 'Boo-Bear's Favourite Things' which help your little reader focus on the four essential elements of a healthy mind.
As you might guess, this book is aimed at Primary School children. It tells the story of Boo-Bear who goes on an adventure to find his favourite things.
"The story encourages your little readers to discover the four essential elements of a healthy mind."
These are: to make choices; to reflect on how we feel; to make a connection with other people; and to show gratitude.
The book was written in collaboration with psychologist Rachael Peel and with some wonderful illustrations from Lauren Ward (of Nova and Me - www.novaandme.co.uk).
If you'd like a copy you can order one here by following this link:
I wish you all the very best
About Jonathan Phelan
Jonathan is the author of “The Art of the Mentally Healthy Conversation” which tells the story of how Jonathan learned to manage the challenge of a mental health condition following a child bereavement. The book helps the reader discover how to have mentally healthy conversations, which are more likely to result in support, rather than stigma. It also promotes the benefits of workplaces, universities and schools nurturing a culture in which it is normal for people to talk about their mental health and to offer mutual support for wellbeing and resilience.
Jonathan has held a senior leadership position in a large financial services organisation since 2004, with a long-term career in law, law enforcement and consumer protection. When he went through the trauma of a child bereavement he gained an insight into the obstacles people face when they have mental wellbeing challenges. More importantly he learned how to overcome those obstacles by improving the way we talk about our wellbeing and resilience.
Through his talks, workshops and book Jonathan shares his personal story. Using the drama of how mental health has been portrayed in film, and his own particular take on how our brains process information, Jonathan guides the listener to discover more effective ways to talk about mental wellbeing. Jonathan also promotes the concept of mutual support for wellbeing; based on the belief that we should all aim to make it normal for people to talk about their mental wellbeing, just as we are already willing to talk about physical wellbeing.