We asked one young person how using the books on our book list had helped her.
One of the Primary Mental Health Work Team in Highland had recommended Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley to her and her Mum after her Grandad had died. She was worried about how everyone was coping, and even read it with her Gran. This was what she thought about it:
How did the book help you to talk about Grandad’s death?
- The book made me feel like I wasn’t alone and I got more confidence to talk about it.
Did the book make it easier to talk about death?
- I understood that it was easier to talk to someone about it.
Did it help?
- I felt much better once I read the book.
Did it help Granny?
- My Gran felt better after I read it to her. I felt sad before I read the book but after I felt more comfortable.
The book helped me and Granny to talk about our memories of Grandad. At the start I thought it wasn’t okay to cry but when Granny started to cry I felt that I could cry too, because it was a sad time.
Thank you Lucy for sharing your thoughts on Badger’s Parting Gifts.