Our Time

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.

Our impact

Coronavirus notice

While our KidsTime Workshops are currently suspended, we are busy working remotely to help young people and their families have fun and get the support they need during this time.

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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 having a parent with a 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 and Stories

‘In My Skin’ launches on BBC Three
A young girl sitting in between a man on the left and a woman on the right, all on blue armchairs
'In my Skin' is an award-winning BBC dark comedy series coming to BBC Three, that highlights the impact of parental mental illness.
KidsTime has arrived in Wandsworth!
A group photo of the KidsTime Wandsworth team
On Thursday 13th February, we launched a new KidsTime Workshop in Wandsworth! Find out more about our latest project.

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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