Ash Menon, a solicitor in the medical negligence team, became an author in 2020. Ash self-published two children’s books with all proceeds of sales are donated to YoungMinds Charity, via Work For Good.
Ash’s books aim to help young children learn the importance of reaching out if they need help, particularly if they experience insomnia or anxiety at night, or if they feel scared around new people. Her books are nuanced with themes of mindfulness, empathy and importance of a healthy wellbeing from an early age which is helpful for little ones and their guardians.
Speaking about her books Ash said “‘Good Night Gobble Gobble’ encourages healthy sleeping habits from a young age. It’s no question that 2020 was especially tough for young children due to the impact of Covid-19 on their school and social life and the upheaval has been scary and unpredictable. Good Night Gobble Gobble can help children feel less scared or less anxious about bedtime, and it encourages them to speak about their experiences and practice some calming techniques coupled with being super energetic during the day”
“‘The Adventures of Captain Ace’ explores the silver linings in life, which have also been hard to see in 2020. It’s important to remember that whilst good things are not guaranteed and don’t last forever, bad things also don’t last forever. It’s important to surround children with love, support and understanding which is what Captain Ace and her crew learn along their journey.
As we continue to navigate through the pandemic and its impact on our physical and mental health, it’s crucial to remember that you are not alone. There are several mental health charities that provide valuable support and guidance. One such charity is YoungMinds”
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. More information on their work can be found on their website.
The children’s books are available to purchase on Amazon.