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 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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#BeingSeenAndHeard campaign launch
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Today, Our Time launches its ‘Being Seen and Heard’ campaign and petition, calling for recognition and support for the 3.4 million children and young people affected by parental mental illness.
David Dimbleby joins Our Time as a patron
We are delighted to welcome broadcaster and journalist, David Dimbleby, as a patron to Our Time. You can read more about him on our Patrons page. Welcome David!
Irene’s Ghost – a film about postpartum psychosis
Inspired by the birth of his own daughter, director Iain Cunningham sets out to discover the truth about what happened to his mother Irene, who passed away when he was just three, and who has remained a mystery to him all these years. Piecing together fragments of the past to makes sense of the present,

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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