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World Mental Health Day is nearly here 💚

Sunday 10th October is #WorldMentalHealthDay 💚. Join us for the release of our brand-new animation and toolkit, ‘Together Not Alone’.

Children and young people may experience many different types of grief and loss during childhood. Here at The Worry Wizard®, we have developed a short animation and toolkit, to help you begin to navigate conversations about grief and loss with your child ❤️‍🩹.

In ‘Together Not Alone’, you will meet Ella and her friends who love spending time together. But one day, Ella stops coming out to play 🛑. Someone she loves has died . Ella’s friends feel lost. What can they say or do to let Ella know they are still there for her💞?

We would love you to watch our animation with your child 📺, or the children in your care, before enjoying the activities within our toolkit 🧰. Each activity draws out key themes in the animation, offering a gentle, fun and imaginative way to explore the story and nurture emotional connection with your child 🌈.

🖊 🎥 Written and directed by Amy Smythe

✏️ 🖥 Illustrated & animated by Chay Hawes

🎶🪄 Music by Amy Wadge

‘Together Not Alone’ is The Worry Wizard’s brand-new animation project, generously funded by the Cheshire Community Foundation. Working in collaboration with the wonderful charities Reuben’s Retreat and Rose’s Way Foundation, supported by the brilliant Young Storyhouse 🎭 and with original music by the magical Amy Wadge 🪄 🎶. If you’d like to know more about our project, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you, Amy✨(aka The Worry Wizard 🧙‍♀️😉).

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