Our Time


young people in the UK live with or care for a parent with a mental illness

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Our Time helps young people dealing with parental mental illness. We make sure they get the support they need and have their voices heard.

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What is mental illness? Why does it happen? What can you do to stay well? This animation explains in simple terms to under-11s what mental illness is.

What young people say about parental mental illness...


We help schools identify, understand and support students affected by parental mental illness


Our KidsTime Workshops provide families with a safe, supportive place to think and talk about mental illness


We advocate on behalf of children and young people affected by parental mental illness


“The world is no longer such a dark and frightening place. I feel that Our Time has saved my life.”

– Joel

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Our London Bubble Theatre Workshops are back!
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After last year’s success, we are delighted to be running a free five-day theatre and drama workshop for 13 – 18-year-olds in Southwark, London with London Bubble supported by BBC Children in Need. The workshop will run from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August from 11am-3pm. These workshops offer a safe, fun space for young people to build
Never sunshine and rainbows
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Writing under a pseudonym, teenager Mark tells his personal story about his father's mental illness and the challenges it meant for his family.
Our Time awarded grant by The Worshipful Company of Grocers
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We are delighted to have been awarded a grant by The Worshipful Company of Grocers. The funds will enable the delivery of a project designed to train staff in 10 primary schools in the London Borough of Ealing so that they are better able to support children (primary school pupils) affected by a parent who

Having a parent with a mental illness does not mean you are destined to have a mental illness yourself

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What we do

Our Time helps young people and families living with a parent who has a mental illness through family workshops, training for professionals and advocacy

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As a signee of the Mental Health Media Charter, Our Time is committed to reporting stories about mental health responsibly

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