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

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Our Time features in TV documentary

Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood follows fitness coach Joe Wicks MBE as he confronts the impact of his parents’ mental health difficulties growing up. It features the vital work of Our Time in supporting children in similar circumstances. We are so proud to be involved and are hugely grateful to Joe, Mindhouse Productions and the BBC!

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On your marks, get set, GO….

Don’t miss your chance to take part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2023 – apply for an Our Time charity place.

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Breaking the Cycle report

Failing to support the children of parents struggling with their mental health could cost the economy a staggering £1.9 billion. That’s the conclusion of a report from the highly respected Pro Bono Economics in collaboration with Our Time.

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My Family, Mental Illness… and Me

Our Time’s podcast is all about growing up with a parent who has a mental health difficulty. Hosted by Dr Pamela Jenkins, our guests include the nation’s PE teacher Joe Wicks and the BAFTA-winning screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn. Listen to all episodes

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Our Time’s PSHE courses

Our courses help teachers to deliver a suite of lessons to complement mental health programmes in schools and colleges. Interactive resources, teachers guides and slides enable the topic of mental illness to be discussed openly in classrooms in a safe and supportive way.

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10 years of Our Time

Celebrating 10 incredible years…

Our Time is 10 years old! Help us to continue our great work supporting children who have a parent with a mental illness by donating on JustGiving.

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Move for Your Mood!

Are you ready to take on our #MoveForYourMood exercise challenge? You can do it on your own or with family, colleagues and friends! We’ve even created a separate challenge especially for schools, with downloadable posters, stickers and letter templates.

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A recent House of Lords report cited our work with Family Hubs as an example of best practice.

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Our Time scoops silver at Charity Film Awards

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our animation The Perfect Ice Cream has won silver at the Charity Film Awards 2022.


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Boxer Cyrus Pattinson tells Our Time about his childhood, his mother who had schizoaffective disorder, and how boxing changed his life forever.
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Author Frances Moloney shares her novel for children 'The Mystery of the Missing Mum', which was inspired by her childhood and her mother, who had schizophrenia.

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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're doing

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We help schools identify, understand and create a culture that supports students who have a parent with a mental illness.

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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 who have a parent with a mental illness.

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

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