One episode this season featured a dyslexic child...it wasn't a major point, but it was part of the character.
One episode featured a man ravaged by what might've been depression or bipolar disorder. After airing the episode, the BBC posted a helpline number to discuss the issues raised by the episode.
Amy is an adult suffering from major childhood abandonment issues.
The question, then, is this: is this a deliberate course of action? This is a kids' show, after all...is the BBC hoping to help kids better prepare to discuss such things?