Together Things

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“A little girl remembers the adventures she used to have with her father, but now they’ll do different things because he is ill. Sensitively illustrated.”

School Day Magazine reviewed
“a story of a little girl adapting to new and unwanted things going on in her family and how she learns to cope” Click here to read in full

Herald Sun
“This clever picture book helps kids whose parents may be battling depression or other mental health issues navigate their own confusion and anger because they want the old Dad back. But as it explains in simple terms, they can share different activities while Dad gets better.”

Reading Time
“In a society where one in five adults will experience mental health issues during their lifetime increasing community awareness of illnesses such as depression and reducing stigma around this sensitive topic is a positive step and where better to start than the very young.”  Click here to read in full

Blue Wolf Reviews
“Children struggling to accept change in their family caused by mental illness, will benefit from this warm hearted story helping them understand the reality of depression, suffered by one in five adults.”Click here to read in full

What’s Up Down Under 
“tackles mental health head on”

Westchester Family
“the compelling story and beautiful illustrations help teach empathy, compassion and patience”

Buzz Words 
“looks at adult depression from a child’s perspective .. beautifully illustrated … has themes of love, family, mental illness and resilience and is suitable for children aged 4-8.” Click here to read in full

Miss Jenny’s Classroom
“I highly recommend this one for school counsellors, therapists, social workers, hospital/GP clinics. The more this topic is portrayed and talked about the easier it is for parents to open up about it to get help ” Click here to read in full

The Bottom Shelf – Edu Blog
“Sharing this story and talking about how common the issue (of mental illness) is will help those kids seeing it firsthand realise that they are not alone and that there are many ways to show and share love.” Click here to read in full