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How a band of Uberheroes is helping young people discover they aren't alone

A team of superheroes has raced to the rescue of children struggling with lockdown to help deal with mental health issues. Linda Stewart finds out how the Uberheroes and a local National Lottery-funded charity are helping kids cope with turbulent times

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Striking a pose: Teacher Michael Pollock with pupils Sophia John and Tomas Reilly from St John the Baptist school in Finaghy

Striking a pose: Teacher Michael Pollock with pupils Sophia John and Tomas Reilly from St John the Baptist school in Finaghy

Striking a pose: Teacher Michael Pollock with pupils Sophia John and Tomas Reilly from St John the Baptist school in Finaghy

Nadase is a waitress in a cafe - but she also leads a secret double life as a superhero. Nobody realises that she is a skilled martial artist and can deploy her jet-black hair to scale tall buildings and overpower villains.

"She has a green shield and is sort of like a Ninja," reveals Belfast pupil Sophia John (9) of her favourite Uberhero.

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Some of the heroes and villains from ‘The Uberheroes’ comic book designed by children

Some of the heroes and villains from ‘The Uberheroes’ comic book designed by children

Some of the heroes and villains from ‘The Uberheroes’ comic book designed by children

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