The Island: For Children With a Parent Living With Depression

1st Edition

Pia Jones

August 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 40 Pages - 18 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780367491987 - CAT# K464393
Series: Therapeutic Fairy Tales

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This beautifully illustrated and sensitive storybook is designed to be used therapeutically by professionals and parents 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 parents 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 creative
  • 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 six and above, 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.


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