Casper the Chameleon

We are delighted to have published a children's book, Casper the Chameleon. Written by our very own Director of Operations, Joy Mason.

Order your copy for free by completing this form.

We hope that our other resources will be used in partnership with the book to support wellbeing in the MCAS community.

We would like to thank Dr Louise Lightfoot for her collaboration on our Casper the chameleon story & other wellbeing resources and Sara Waymont, our Illustrator.

With special thanks to: Tania Freeman for her invaluable expertise as a child creative therapist and for helping to deliver the many supporting resources which have helped bring Casper to life.

The book was created thanks to our Wellbeing Fund. The fund is designed to create sustainable resources to continue to benefit the wellbeing of our community, targeting new initiatives and improving existing offerings to unleash significant positive impact.

A huge thank you from our family for this beautiful book. It’s a real treasure. When we read it together, my boys always say… ‘Casper sounds just like us’. It’s helped us open up so many helpful conversations. Our heart felt thanks.

Dr Louise Lightfoot is an Educational and Child Psychologist working with children and young people aged 0-25. She holds a BA in Educational Studies, MEd in the Psychology of Education and doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology.

Louise has worked in a variety of settings ranging from mainstream schools to secure units and psychiatric facilities, and has a special interest in working to empower at risk or 'hard to reach' groups.

As a person who suffers with Ehlers Danlos, stroke and dyslexia, she has a first-hand understanding of the frustrations and difficulties that accompany a specific physical or learning difficulty.

Thank you so much for providing this resource and the many others available. We would like to say a big thank you to Mast Cell Action for the Casper the Chameleon resources. Both myself and my son have MCAS. It explains it in a way that’s easy to understand for children and has resources that empower him to talk about feelings and how to describe and discuss symptoms without feeling embarrassed. We have shown the book and the cards to other family members in order to help them understand more about this complicated condition.

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