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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Latest News

City Hall event – January 2019
City Hall London and the Thames River
Our Time are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an event in partnership with the Mayor of London’s Office on 30 January 2019.
Our Time to host a special interest group
Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health logo
This special interest group, awarded by the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, will increase awareness in professional circles about the impact of parents' mental illness on children.
Plymouth study trip
Our Time colleagues join Stoke Damerel Community College staff in a group photo
The Our Time team were in Plymouth with colleagues from Germany, as part of a study tour, visiting Stoke Damerel Community College and the Plymouth Excellence Cluster, which pioneered the first ever KidsTime hub in the country.

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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Mental health charter logo

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

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