A Story about Parental Depression
by Helen Bashford
Pub Date 21 Nov 2017
"Perry, you're not naughty
and you've not upset your mum.
It's not your fault
- it's never your fault -
that your mummy feels this glum."
Perry is worried about his mum. He speaks with his grandma, who explains how his mum is feeling and offers reassurance. She makes it clear that Perry is not to blame and talks about some of the things that might help his mum feel better.
Perry Panda is a story designed to help young children understand a parent or carer's depression. With simple rhymes and bright illustrations, it explains behaviours that may seem unusual to the child and reassures them that it is not their fault.