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‘One person said it was the only thing that helped to calm their child’

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Isle of Man mental health nurse Laura Matthews’ picture book, Arlen the Anxious Alpaca, helps children handle difficult feelings

When mental health nurse Laura Matthews noticed that one of her nephews and other young children were struggling with anxiety during the first COVID-19 lockdown last year, she decided to act, writing a children’s book to help them cope with difficult feelings.

Mental Health Practice. 24, 6, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.24.6.12.s5

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