Dr Victoria Khromova, Child and adolescent psychiatrist and parent coach
A truly comprehensive guide of CBT techniques for teens who are serious about taking control of their mental health 5 minutes at a time. Complex ideas are so accessibly explained with fun exercises, videos and great stories - and the format makes it easy to actually put it into practice in real life.
Trudie Chalder at Kings College, former BABCP President and Chronic Fatigue/Persistent Physical Symptoms Unit head
Lee David and Debbie Brewin provide a step-by-step approach to better mental health for young people, that can be tackled in brief chunks of time. The approach is based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness. It is easy to read and includes lots of inspiring and fun exercises to help you on your journey to developing health habits. Although written for young people it is a must read for people of any age.
Colin Tucker, Headteacher and Senior Mental Health Lead
10 Minutes to Better Mental Health is the perfect book for anyone looking to find a moment of calm in a busy day. Easy to follow activities will help you better understand yourself and how to regulate your moods.
Veronika Chidemo, (former) Assistant Head and Designated Senior Mental Health Lead, YMHFA Instructor and Consultant
The perfect book for your school's mental health library for young people! One of the best self-help books for young people I have come across. This interactive, practical guide that helps people take control and gain better self-awareness, emotional literacy and tools to enhance their mental health is invaluable.
Andrea Corbet, Bsc, PGCE, The PT for Your Mind
I would highly recommend this book for a young person to use, as it is a great way to introduce the CBT framework and mindfulness in a non clinical manner. I particularly like the way it is broken into digestible chapters where the reader is able to select an area of focus, which then gives them the theory as well as short relatable and practical activities, with clear and concise instructions. It is also a great tool for youth workers of all levels, from those who are new into the field of mental health, to those who want to have access to easy to use resources and or ideas for sessions.
A great resource to help older children find achievable snippets of time to focus on their mental health, no matter how busy they are. The activities and resources make this such an accessible read for even the busiest of teens.