THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN
MY MUMMY HAS A POORLY MIND
Brand new illustrated story book exploring maternal mental health
Written by Jane Fisher
Illustrations by Amy Dignam
Hello! We are Jane and Amy, an author and illustrator team. First and foremost we are mums, with authentic lived experience of maternal mental health problems. Out of this ‘The sun will shine again‘ was born. We want to bring hope to other mums and their families. We want to help women navigate the challenge of being a mum with mental health challenges.
This book is for us as well - to help explain to our children why sometimes mummy’s mind is poorly.
ABOUT THE BOOK
‘The sun will shine again’ is an illustrated children’s book exploring maternal mental health. It can be used by mums, other family members, schools and health professionals to start conversations and education around maternal mental health challenges. It does this through the beautifully illustrated story of Faith and her Mummy. Children will see the book as a story to be enjoyed again and again. It is not a textbook, but an engaging picture book that will sit on their bookshelf to be enjoyed day after day.
Alongside our personal mental health challenges, we have a wide range of professional experience - Jane as a trained mental health professional, and Amy as an accomplished artist. We both advocate for maternal wellbeing on a national and well respected level. Between us we work with health professionals, other women, artists, schools, universities, NHS trusts, charities and national organisations. We are published in professional health journals, have been featured on national news, have founded organisations and work tirelessly to promote positive mental and emotional health. With our wealth of diverse experience, we make a tenacious and determined duo.