Pretend Friends: A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations by Alice HoylePretend Friends: A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations by Alice Hoyle

Pretend Friends: A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations

byAlice HoyleIllustratorLauren Reis

Hardcover | February 21, 2015

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Little Bea has a pretend friend, so does Big Jay. Their pretend friends are very different and people react very differently to them. Little Bea has lots of fun adventures with her pretend friend Nye Nye. Big Jay's pretend friends don't make him happy, in fact they can make life quite hard for Big Jay.

This full colour story book helps to explain in a child-friendly way what life is like for those who hear voices or have other hallucinations or delusions as a result of mental illness. Appropriate for children aged 4 and above, it describes why these auditory and visual hallucinations are very different to the enjoyable imaginary friends many children create, and explains some of the things that may help people like Big Jay.

About The Author

Alice Hoyle works as an Associate Advisory Teacher of Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) Education for the PSHE Association. Her experience of teaching about mental health made her aware of the lack of resources for younger children around serious mental illness. She wrote this book to support children to develop their understa...

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Title:Pretend Friends: A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 8.52 × 8.52 × 0.4 inPublished:February 21, 2015Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1849056242

ISBN - 13:9781849056243

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