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

Helen May House staff have written two children's books dealing with post-natal depression and severe mental illness.

Jake's Dinosaurs is a picture storybook written especially for children whose mothers have developed problems with their mental health. In reading the picture storybook together, families with children in such a situation can explore the issues together . The author, Anne Sved Williams, is a consultant psychiatrist who is the Director of Helen Mayo House. The book is illustrated by renowned Australian children's book illustrator, 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. Through Monkey, and with gentle humour, the story explores Robby's response to a new baby and an unwell mother. The author, Andrea Louis, is a clinical psychologist specialising in post-natal depression and parent child interaction. The book is illustrated by renowned Australian children's book illustrator, John Siow.

To order either of these publications at a cost of $A15 plus postage and packaging please contact Helen Mayo House or e-mail Anne Sved Williams at anne.svedwilliams@health.sa.gov.au

last modified: 04 Sep 2012