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Mental Health Awareness Week resources

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Author/book resource
Programme: Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour
Language: English
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week from 10–14 May, Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour will be joined by bestselling, award-winning author Michelle Robinson and author and illustrator Jion Sheibani. In the tour events, Michelle Robinson will be sharing and talking about her book The World Made a Rainbow, and Jion Sheibani will explore her book The Worries. The resources and links on this page are designed to support you in exploring themes discussed in the events.

Available to download

If you enjoyed Jion Sheibani's event and want to make your own worry dolls, you can find instructions on page 6 of our using picture books to explore bereavement resource made in partnership with Child Bereavement UK.

Available to watch

Illustrator Emily Hamilton worked on The World Made a Rainbow with author Michelle Robinson. She has created a great video to show you how to make and decorate your own rainbow.

Book list

We've collated 13 brilliant children's books exploring mental health and wellbeing(this will open in a new window) to support the tour and conversations around Mental Health Awareness Week with younger children.

Other resources and links to explore