Meet Julie – a woman who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression.
Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin have decades of practical, educational and research experience in the field of good mental health. Christopher is a family doctor and medical professor. Sue has a psychology degree and a PhD in evolutionary biology. She runs a mental health drop-in centre for adults and has extensive experience of working with troubled children. Together they have seven children (one adopted), seven grandchildren and have fostered many others. They live in Liverpool, UK.
Meet Fred - a man who has had a stroke. Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke from his perspective, helping them to understand the challenges faced by someone who has had a stroke and the ways in which they might have to adapt their lifestyle. He also gives advice on how to offer support to someone who has had a stroke, from diagnosis through to rehabilitation. With illustrations throughout, this useful book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone... More info
Meet Helen - a girl with eczema. Helen invites readers to learn about this skin condition from her perspective, describing how it feels to have itchy and inflamed skin nearly all the time. She explains how different creams, ointments and other treatments can help her skin to feel better and lets readers know about other ways she can be helped and supported. *Contents:* Foreword by Margaret Cox, Chief Executive, National Eczema Society. Acknowledgements. 1. Introducing Helen, who has eczema. 2. What is eczema?. 3. What can make eczema... More info
Meet Sophie - a girl with cerebral palsy (CP). Sophie invites readers to learn about CP from her perspective, helping them to understand what it is like to use a wheelchair to move around and assistive technology to communicate. She also introduces readers to some of her friends who have different forms of CP and explains that living with CP can sometimes be difficult, but there are many ways she is supported so that she can lead a full and happy life. This illustrated book is ideal for... More info