Big and Me

About This Project

This book to tell the story of a small machine who works with a big machine. The big machine malfunctions in a variety of ways that are similar to mental illnesses.

I wrote the it to help children living with a parent suffering from mental illness understand what is happening.

Rose Cuff, then State Co-ordinator for FaPMI (Families living where a parent has a mental illness) has written teachers’ and parents’ notes for Big and Me which are available at