The Mind Monsters is a series of books written to help children understand and cope with OCD and anxiety.
They are written to help parents, carers, teachers and child care professionals spot the early signs of OCD and anxiety in children before it takes hold, as well as raise awareness of CAMHS; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
The first book in the series Hank The Hungry Monster is available to buy now. The second book; Trixie The Treat Monster is out on 25th August 2021 but available to pre-order now!
Annabelle is a bubbly little girl who loves to play with her friends. Until one day something happens that makes her feel sad.
Leo is about to take a penalty shot, when Hank decides to start playing a counting game with him. Luckily Trixie the Treat Monster in on hand - and she has other plans.
Meet Julie Derrick, the author of The Mind Monsters series of children's book who has experienced first hand the effects of OCD and anxiety in children.
50% of all proceeds from The Mind Monsters series of children's books are donated to support CAMHS: an NHS funded branch of children's mental health.
"Drawing on her considerable experience of dealing with the condition and the insights she has gained through her own personal journey, Mrs Derrick has produced an excellent illustrated resource, replete with vignettes and practical tips, for families of children who may be experiencing the precursors or the early stages of an OCD."
Dr Krishna Menon MRCPsych, Consultant Child Psychiatrist & Clinical Director and Sian Carroll, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board