Letters from the Belly of the Whale

From missing friends to personal loss, read the experiences of Hampshire’s young people throughout the pandemic 2020.

Profits raised from the sale of this book will support families using Hampshire CAMHS through the official NHS charity HEADS ON.

Published July 22nd 2021


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"Young people's lives have been affected drastically by the pandemic - and this book does not shy away from ensuring that you know it. A very empowering read about the many turbulent experiences that Coronavirus made young people endure." - Dimitrijs Meiksans, 15, member of Hampshire Youth Parliament and youth advisor.

"A heartfelt collection of word so sincere and straight from the heart, wrapped in endless warmth and undying hope, all while rekindling the dying art of letter writing as one navigates past a stormy time as this." - Iona Mandal, 15, Commended Foyle Young Poet, 2020.

"Wow.... The experience, feelings, hopes and fears captured in these personal letters tell a story of a year like no other. Looking back and also to the future they left me with a sense of hope." - Samantha Allen, Chief Executive, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Children – juvenile / Code: J, Young Adult / Code: C

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Hampshire CAMHS