The ‘Get to Know Me’ resources aim to support children, with those around them, who may have additional/special educational needs. They are designed to empower the professionals and adults who support those with identified needs. Developed by child psychologist Dr Louise Lightfoot, the series includes activities specific to anxiety, depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In supporting the social and emotional health of students, it equips them with the ability to thrive, personally and academically.

This book has been created for key adults (teachers, therapists and parents) as a complement to the picture book and draw along versions of Silver Matilda – a traditional narrative story exploring thoughts, feelings and sensations experienced by many children with depression.

The activities in this book offer practical tools and strategies to support the child and those around them in addition to the information specific to the condition to improve understanding of a child’s needs to promote empathy and acceptance.

Picture book and draw along versions of Silver Matilda are available separately, and as part of the Get to Know Me: Depression set.

chapter Chapter 1|5 pages

Feelings generator

chapter Chapter 2|4 pages

Sympathy or empathy

chapter Chapter 3|4 pages

Using puppets and play to explore emotions

chapter Chapter 4|4 pages

True or false

chapter Chapter 5|3 pages

Miracle questions

chapter Chapter 6|3 pages

Colour your feelings

chapter Chapter 7|3 pages

Compliment cards, part 1

chapter Chapter 8|3 pages

Compliment cards, part 2

chapter Chapter 9|3 pages

Remember a time

chapter Chapter 10|3 pages

Always, never, everybody

chapter Chapter 11|3 pages

Feelings Sorter

chapter Chapter 12|3 pages

The bridge to success

chapter Chapter 13|17 pages

Silver Matilda's Activity Book

chapter Chapter 14|6 pages

Silver Matilda's Board Game

chapter Chapter 15|3 pages

What happens next?

chapter Chapter 16|3 pages

Alternate ending?