Charlie and the Dog Who Came to Stay


Children's Books

Ruth Spence


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Infos : GOLD STAR award
Trim Size: 21.6cm x 21.6cm
Page Count: 24

Charlie was a happy girl; she was just like anybody else. That is, until she made friends with a dog… Written by a research psychologist, Charlie and the Dog Who Came to Stay helps children to understand and deal with their symptoms of depression. It’s a sensitive story written with warmth, describing the symptoms of childhood depression and some techniques that can help with getting better. The story is great for starting discussions about depression and includes some activities to try. This makes it the ideal book for anyone supporting a child who has, or is affected by, depression – including psychologists, school staff, parents and carers.

Ruth Spence

Dr Ruth Spence is a research psychologist who works in academia. Her research focuses on mental health, including common disorders like depression and anxiety, as well as attachment and life events. Although she has published in academic journals, she decided to write a picture book so she could reach children and families that might be affected by mental health issues. She hopes the book can put the research into practice in a useful way that can help those that need it. Ruth lives in London with her two children and her partner Ben.
Agence Schweiger

Agence Schweiger