The Island: For Children With A Parent Living With Depression

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Author: Pia Jones and Sarah Pimenta

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 07/08/20

ISBN: 9780367491987

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This beautifully illustrated and sensitive storybook is designed to be used therapeutically by professionals and caregivers supporting children with a parent who is suffering from depression. With engaging, gentle and colourful illustrations that can be used to prompt conversation, it tells the story of a girl who is helped to feel less isolated from her parents’ depression.

This book is also available to buy as part of the Therapeutic Fairy Tales set. Therapeutic Fairy Tales is a series of short modern tales dedicated to exploring challenging life situations that might be faced by young children. Each short story is designed to be used by professionals and caregivers as they use stories therapeutically to support children’s mental and emotional health.

Other books in the series include:

Storybook Manual: An Introduction To Working With Storybooks Therapeutically And Creatively
The Night Crossing: A Lullaby For Children On Life’s Last Journey
The Storm: For Children Growing Through Parent’s Separation
Designed to be used with children aged 7+, each story has an accompanying online resource, offering therapeutic prompts and creative exercises to support the practitioner. These resources can also be adapted for wider use with siblings and other family members.

The Island – part of the Therapeutic Fairy Tales series – is born out of a creative collaboration between Pia Jones and Sarah Pimenta.