My Child’s Different (2018) Elaine Halligan

This book explores the enabling role that parents can play in getting the best out of children who are seen as different or difficult . An extremely helpful book for both parents and professionals to read.

Why Love Matters (2014) Sue Gerhardt

Why Love Matters ‘explains why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health.’ This is a fascinating book on neuroscience, emotional and social development, and parenting.  A must read for professionals working with babies and young children.

The Baby Sense Secret (2011) Megan Faure

This is an excellent, really sensible book for parents of newborn babies. It is also very helpful for professionals working with babies and young children in terms of understanding sensory needs and development.


A free e-learning resource on children’s and young people’s mental health for professionals, volunteers and families. There are a range of level of learning opportunities on topics such as autism, attachment, behaviour, development to name a few.

Inside I’m Hurting (2007) Louise Bomber

An excellent practical book to help support children in schools with attachment difficulties. Highly recommended for anyone working with children with attachment difficulties and for parents.

Attachment NICE Guidelines

NICE guidelines on attachment were issued in November 2015 from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)  particularly related to adopted children and those in care.