Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Publications for children

CAMHS - Helen Mayo House

Publications for children

Helen May House staff have written three children's books dealing with parents’ mental health problems, each with a different focus.

Link iconMeltdown Moments  (May 2018)  This book will be valuable to families where parents are struggling to keep their emotions together, either because of the tensions of every day life or because a parent has borderline personality disorder.  People working in educational settings with small children can also use this book as a starting point for discussions about family emotions. Please click on the link to this book for ordering information.

Jake's Dinosaurs is a picture storybook written especially for children whose mothers have developed a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia. The author, Anne Sved Williams, is a consultant psychiatrist at Helen Mayo House and illustrated by John Siow.

Robby Rose and Monkey is a delightful, whimsical story about post-natal depression woven around the life of Monkey, Robby's toy friend. This book is written by Andrea Louis, a clinical psychologist, and illustrated by John Siow.

Jake's Dinosaurs or Robby Rose and Monkey can be purchased for a cost of $A15 plus postage and packaging. Contact Helen Mayo House on 7087 1030 or e-mail Health.PIMHSHelenMayoHouse@sa.gov.au

last modified: 27 Jun 2018