You might want to seek support online. At present, there are no burn specific online chat forums in the UK. However, there is one scar forum in the UK: TalkHealth Scars
Books for children and parents
You and your child might find it helpful to use books to learn more about their emotions and how to manage them. Below is a list of books that you might find helpful. Members of your child’s burn care team may also have some resources that they recommend.
- Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9 (Gremlin and Thief CBT Workbooks). By Kate Collins-Donnelly
- Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People (aged 10+) (Gremlin and Thief CBT Workbooks). By Kate Collins-Donnelly
These workbooks are designed to help children and young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them. Based on cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours, they use fun activities and real life stories. There are two editions of the workbook, one for use with children aged 5 to 9, and another for young people aged 10+ years.
- The Huge Bag of Worries. By Virginia Ironside & Frank Rodgers
This is a picture book which can be used as a spring board for discussions about what worries children.
- A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger: A Resource Book for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers. By Eliane Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney
- How Are You Feeling Today? By Molly Potter
- Will You be My Friend? by Molly Potter This book presents practical advice on helping children to understand how to be a true friend and what helps and what hinders friendships. It can be used for starting conversations about making friends and includes a guide for parents and carers about supporting a child if they are having friendship difficulties.