Keep Calm! by Dr Sharie Coombes – reducing anxiety for young people during the coronavirus pandemic

Keep Calm! by Dr Sharie Coombes, published by Studio Press and illustrated by Katie Abey and Ellie O’Shea is a self-care and activity book to help young people during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Keep Calm is the latest book from the team behind the popular Mindful Kids books and has been produced specifically to support children and young people through this unusual and worrying time.

This book is full of activities and advice to help children cope with the uncertainty that is around us all right now. With an emphasis on practicing self-care and focusing on the positive, this book aims to reduce anxiety and teach children how to manage their emotions.


From practical and creative activities to self help tips, the range of activities is wonderful with something to suit everyone and every mood. The pages are filled with quirky and fun illustrations which keep the book light hearted and entertaining.

As well as helping children during this pandemic, this book provides a basis for developing healthy habits in relation to coping with big feelings that will last a lifetime.


Written by Dr Sharie Coombes, a trained psychotherapist who has specialised working with children, adolescents and families, this is a well thought out and sensitively written book.

Buy Keep Calm! from Waterstones

Many thanks to Studio Press for sending a copy of this book for review.

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