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‘Super Sis’ Poppy the inspiration behind sibling’s new book aiming to help other families

A sibling inspired by her ‘Super Sis’ has penned and illustrated a special book aiming to tell their story and help others living with mental health conditions.

The book tells the story of nine-year-old Poppy, who has been helped by teams at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB), following her diagnosis of autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), told by her older sister, Amelie, aged 12.

When our world changed last spring as the country entered its first period of ‘lockdown’ to curb the spread of COVID-19, Amelie decided to use the time to write and illustrate the book to share her family’s journey and, importantly, to explain to others in a similar situation that, despite the challenges, there are still many, many positives.

With the support of mum, Gemma Zarifeh, she took the time to plan and pen how it can be difficult at times for everyone to make adjustments but, despite this, it’s possible for young people to take things in their stride and enjoy the love and support that comes from siblings.

Amelie’s shared her ‘Super Sis’ story and it’s now proudly available to download for free here:  Super sis book.pdf [pdf] 5MB