Dr Margot Sunderland an author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health. Main titles are as follows:
This is a guidebook to help children who Have been given too little encouragement to follow their hopes and dreams. Are too despondent or defeated to go after their hopes or their dreams. Are too busy surviving, so hopes and dreams are a luxury they cannot afford. Think that hopes and dreams are just for other people. Do not follow their dreams because they are too afraid of failing. Are following somebody else's star. Only dream small dreams for themselves, from a place of shame or fear.
(Storybook for children how have lost someone they love) Eric is a sand dragon who loves the sea very much. Each day, he watches it going out and coming back. His sea is beautiful indeed to him. But one day, the sea goes out and does not come back. Eric waits and waits, but it does not come back. So he falls on the sand in terrible pain. It feels to him as if he has lost everything. After many bleak days, Eric sees a little wild flower. It is dying.
(A Story for Children Who Bottle Up Their Feelings) Nevermind always carries on, best foot forward, no fussing, no anger, no tears. Each time something horrible happens to him he just tucks his feelings away and carries on with his life. This way of dealing with the bad stuff that happens to him works less and less well as time goes by.
(A story for children with low self-esteem) Ruby hates herself so much that she often feels more like a piece of rubbish than a little girl. She gets bullied. Sometimes, Ruby feels so miserable that she wants to sleep and sleep and never wake up again. Then one day, Ruby meets Dot the lunchtime lady, When Ruby feels Dot's kindness and understanding, something warm happens in Ruby's tummy. Over time, Dot helps Ruby to move from self-hate to self-respect.
(A Story to Help Teenagers with Anger and Alienation) Simon Asher, known as Smasher, is good at being bad. He bullies, breaks into cars, carries a knife, gets into fights, and lots more. At best Smasher is heading for trouble and, at worst, jail. He is full of anger because of all the bad things that have happened in his life.. One day he comes face-to-face with a strange presence who takes him on some horrid journeys and some wonderful journeys. As a result, Smasher realises he is at a major crossroads and has some serious choices to make. Does…
(A story for children who yearn for someone they love) Frog is very much in love with the moon because he is sure that once she smiled at him. So now he spends all his time thinking and dreaming about her. He waits and waits for her to smile at him again, so much so that the moon becomes his obsession, and he is unable to enjoy life.
(A Story for Children Who are Anxious or Obsessional) Willy is an anxious boy who experiences the world as a very unsafe, wobbly place where anything awful might happen at any time. Joe, the boy next door, is too ordered and tidy to be able to ever really enjoy life.
(A story for children who have hardened their hearts or become bullies) Bipley is a warm cuddly creature, but someone has broken his heart. He feels so hurt that he decides it is just too painful to ever love again. When he meets some big tough Honks in the wood, they teach him how to harden his heart so that he doesn't have to feel hurt.