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Dr Tina Rae is a Child Psychologist, author and expert on the social, emotional and mental health of children and young people. She has over 30 years' experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist educational services. Tina is a member of the British Psychological Society, the editorial board for the journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and for the International Journal of Nurture in Education. Tina also contributes to national and international conferences and events on a regular basis whilst also providing training courses and consultancy on a wide range of wellbeing issues. She also provides supervision for school based staff in both special and mainstream contexts as well as Educational Psychology and specialist teaching services. Jessica Smith's work consists of simple shapes and bright colours. She enjoys working conceptually and therefore scale and perspective play a large role within the images that she makes. Jess studied at Falmouth University and now lives in a small town near Oxford.
This is a relatively short guide to some of the issues facing our young people today, in terms of looking after oneself and taking care of our mental health. Tina Rae describes herself as a Positive Psychologist and has used many of the techniques listed here in her own life and also in helping others as they deal with issues. The book is set out with a double page spread on each issue that might face people – ranging from ADHD, Anxiety, Anorexia all the way through Kindness, OCD and Perfectionism to Wellbeing and Worry time. There is a useful index to help users find the relevant pages, or, the book is so clearly set out, one could browse through the pages. Each issue has some signs of what the issue might look like in life – and some key helpful steps that might prove successful in combatting them. All these are illustrated in a bright and friendly way that makes the book easy to engage with. There are also appendices for parents, carers and teachers as well as links to other resources and help sites. The important message throughout the book is that it is OK to be you – whoever you are – and to need help sometimes. A really useful addition to school libraries and bookshelves at home for young teens looking for some answers.