Our Time

Nearly 3.4 million 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...

Schools

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

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Families

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

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Policymakers

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

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Joel

“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 Time conducts research project in East London
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At the end of last year, Our Time was awarded funding by the Big Lottery to undertake a research project into the needs of children affected by parental mental illness and their families in the boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets. Our Time had two KidsTime Workshops operating across these boroughs, both of which have
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Brent Carers Workshop
Brent Carers Workshop - a round table of attendees
Our Time trustees, Chineye and Ambeya, attended the Brent Young Carers workshop and have provided a summary of the session.
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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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