Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 31 October 2020, we are adapting our support accordingly in response. We are pleased to update that from Thursday 5th November 2020, our KidsTime Workshops will provide online support, and are maintaining regular contact with families by virtual means. We have temporarily moved our schools work online and have produced specialist training material for schools to help them to support returning pupils whose parents have a mental illness.
Schools’ toolkit for Children’s Mental Health Week
This year, we’ve created a free toolkit for schools that focuses on the mental health of young people and their families, complete with animations, training and activities.Find out more
A library of lockdown games, videos, guides and activities, updated weekly
Each week, we’ll be adding new resources to our online lockdown library. We’re taking the time to select and create resources that we think are especially helpful, fun and interesting for children and young people who live with or care for a parent with a mental illness.Let's go!
“Lockdown is a confusing and difficult time for everyone. However, you can feel much more isolated when you’re dealing with the stress of being a young carer for a mentally unwell parent. ”
Read our latest report on the impact of COVID-19 on children, young people and families throughout the UKRead the report
Latest News and Stories
John Lyon’s charity funds Easter holiday drama activities in BrentBringing together young people from across the borough of Brent, this unique programme uses drama to discuss mental ill-health in families in a positive and engaging way.
Our Time’s Barnet workshop for families saved thanks to grantsGrants from the National Lottery and Barnet Council provide a lifeline to our Barnet KidsTime Workshop
Ask our government to protect children who care for a parent with mental illnessWe need your help more than ever to get the voices of young people heard by the government. Sign and share our petition today!
What young people say about having a parent with a mental illness
Having a parent with a mental illness does not mean you are destined to have a mental illness yourselfFind out more