Sadsville has been reviewed by a leading expert in Neuroscience.
“Depression is maintained, and perhaps even caused, by deeply entrenched negative thinking. Negative thoughts about themselves, the world around them, and the future can capture a child’s mind and drag them into a downward spiral. SADSVILLE helps to break this toxic cycle by getting kids to think about sadness in a unique way, providing them with a platform to challenge the negative gremlins inside their heads and to realise that the gremlins are just that - gremlins- and not a true reflection of reality”
Elaine Fox, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford
“Mental health issues can affect any child at any age regardless of their background, gender or race. In 2017/18 Childline delivered 106,037 counselling sessions to young people experiencing problems with their mental and emotional health and wellbeing - a 5% increase on the previous year.
It is important children and young people talk to someone so they can get the right help and support at the earliest opportunity.
Highlighting Childline in the Sadsville book makes children and young people aware that they don’t have to suffer in silence and that help is available any time, night or day, as specially trained counsellors are available on the phone or online 24/7, 365 days a year.”
John Cameron, Head of Childline