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Resilient Ratties Children's Book Series

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Promoting Mental Well-being in Children...

My name is Den. I am a qualified Occupational Therapist and have been working in the field of mental health for many years. Throughout my career I have met hundreds of individuals who "wish they had been taught these coping skills years ago" and this is what led me to embark on this exciting journey, writing and publishing childrens books; aimed at providing children with these skills when their minds are like sponges and they have a thirst for learning new things.

With 2 young children of my own, I know how important it is for children to recognise and manage their own emotions - fundamental skills for promoting both Mental and Physical Health in the future. Research shows that if children learn skills to build resiliency, this will protect them in later years from the serious and devastaing effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. So this is my quest - to reach as many young minds as I can, through the stories of two lovable rats called Max and Lucy.

The first 2 books in the series are - STOP Max! and Go Lucy Go! They are available here.

I am relying on people's kindness via financial donations to help me progress with books, 3, 4, 5 & 6. The more books I can publish and print, the more children I can reach in order to spread these valuable life skills throughout schools, homes and community groups.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my project and very much appreciate any support that you can offer. During these difficult times, Children's mental health is more important than ever, with your support, we can make a difference to these young lives.

Kind regards


  • clare cousins
    • £20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Marjorie Macadie
    • £10 
    • 3 yrs


Denise Keanie

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