My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 is a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
What started as a storybook in 6 languages has been translated and adapted to reach children in dozens of countries!
Get a digital copy of the book, My Hero is You (available in more than 125 languages): https://interagencystandingcommittee.org/iasc-reference-group-mental-health-and-psychosocial-support-emergency-settings/my-hero-you
The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A team, led by Stanford Medicine’s Maya Adam, adapted the story into a short animated film, with input and oversight from the IASC Mental health and Psychosocial Support Reference Group, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The film aims to convey messages of hope, resilience, solidarity, and empowerment to children and their caregivers around the world.
To watch the video click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdO7MHlCkys&t=161s
With 131 language translations, animated films, audio books and many other accessible resources.
To access adaptations of “My Hero is You!” – Country level Initiatives please click here –