Helping childhood well being through the medium of a story book
Working in support of and with the endorsement of the NSPCC and Childline, the Sadsville book has been created to help children deal with emotions, especially sadness, and in a light hearted way, open up discussions about mental well being.
Basil Brush Reads Sadsville
Watch the video of Basil Brush reading Sadsville
A special ‘Teaching Version’ of the book is available as a download below. This contains contains not only the original story, but a fully structured and detailed lesson or assembly plan, a self help guide for kids and a directory of relevant support organisations – just scroll down to explore!
Read The Villes on Fonetti
It’s the World’s first listening bookshop, where shelves of stories are waiting with the swipe of a screen. Fonetti listens and rewards as children read. When they get the words right, they turn green, if they get stuck, the simply double tap for a clue.
It perfects their pronunciation, boosts their literacy and builds their confidence with every page they turn.
Approved by the Department of Eduction’s Hungry Little Minds Campaign as a platform to practise reading on; Fonetti is changing the way children read globally.
Other Organisations That Can Help
Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK. Children can talk about anything with them. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support them 24/7.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. They provide mental health support in schools.
Offers a confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. Aimed at those who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk groups and victims of any form of abuse.
A Message from the Author; Martin Roberts
“Times are tough for young people, and the challenges they face seem greater than ever before. Sadsville can help steer children on the right path, and encouraging them to reach out for support if they need it.”
The Sadsville project is supported by charitable donations.
Perhaps your school, children, PTA or organisation could raise the money needed to provide a physical copy of Sadsville for every child, or for children in places where it is most needed.
Could you Help Us?
Do you want to help us with our goal of giving away a copy of Sadsville to all Year 4 kids in the UK?
Spread the Word
If you think you can help us in any way, such as spreading the word or coordinating local fundraising, please get in touch.
Give Us Your Feedback
How Has Sadsville Helped You
If you get involved in fundraising to help get more copies of the book for your school, please share with us how you got on.
Your stories and photos will be posted here!
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Tell us what you think of Sadsville and how it has helped you.
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