A Penygroes artist and author who penned rhymes and poems while going through post-natal depression has celebrated publishing her first book.

The Little Book of Positivity by Kelly Robinson-Key is full of positive and inspirational rhymes which she hopes “will help people when they need it the most”.

The 31-year-old said: “I suffered with post-natal depression for five years and didn’t realise I had it for a long time. I then started to write rhymes and poetry to help me through the dark times.

“My husband persuaded me to put them on social media and then my friends and family were asking me for more and that led to the creation of the book.”

Describing the book, Kelly said it touches on mindfulness, mental health and careers.

“The book is mainly aimed at mothers who have lost themselves as a parent,” she said. “But women, men and even teenagers can enjoy the book and get something from it.

“I hope to show others, through the rhymes, that they are not alone and to have a more positive outlook on life. It’s about switching the mindset.”

The book is fully self funded by Kelly who said she couldn’t have done it without the support of her family and friends.

“I am a good photographer and also an illustrator, so I was able to create much of the book myself, my family and friends helped out with the rest,” she said.

The book’s official launch night will take place on Tuesday, October 29 at Spiffy, Knott Square, Carmarthen.

During the event a raffle will take place raising money for the PDA Society (pathological demand avoidance) a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum.

Kelly said: “My son has PDA and the charity has not just helped us to find strategies to help him cope but also helped me to recover from post-natal depression.

“My husband Steve will be running the London marathon next year to help raise money the charity.

“It doesn’t get the recognition it deserves so this is our way of doing something for them after they supported us.”

The launch night begins at 6pm where Kelly will be doing a reading and signing copies of her book.