Roxy says, You are here ----><3

Roxy's book is a book for children at transition age, when they are moving from primary to secondary school.


It is essentially a story about emotional welbeing but originally was to be about domestic violence.  However, if you are talking to a child about the book it is a story about a dog called Roxy and the experences she has.


It contains chapters which subtly allow a child to empathise with everyday experiences which, through further discussion, allows a child to analyse the experiences, understand them and help to handle the emotional content.  The intention is to allow the child the opportunity to cope with such situations in future in order to protect their welbeing.


The book is currently in the final stages of the first draft.  We still need to source an illustrator and create, with the help of outside agencies, a series of questions to help the children draw out their experiences, emotions and coping strategies to manage situations better.


The Books Final draft is below (There have been many Final drafts but this is complete).  I will update with changes once the final review feedback is received.  Also, we are sending copies to psychologists and mental health professionals for their feedback.


We wish to make this book reading homework as part of a schools programme.  Funding permitting.  The guide details the implentation of the programme which includes details about Roxy's Book.



Forward & Guide to Roxy's Schools Programme
Please read this first.

This details the programme of activity and how the book is intended to be used. Please contact us if you would like more information on running this programme in your area. We are running a pilot at a school within the next month and will be able to update the document and this post with measured outcomes.
Foreward and Guide for Roxy's Schools Pr[...]
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Roxy says, you are here ----><3
A book about Roxy the dog and the adventures she has with her friends.

Written by Andrew Samuels
Illustrated by Jess Morton and Service Users from the Hillingdon Mind Art Group
AS FINAL Roxy says - You are Here by And[...]
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