Recent research shows the number of children and young people living in the UK with a parent who has a mental illness is predicted to rise from an estimated 3.7 million to 4.5 million by 2021. Some 70% of these children and young people are at risk of developing mental health problems themselves, which comes to a projected total of 3 million by 2021. Experts say the potential cost to the UK government could amount to £180 billion. But all this is preventable. Evidence shows, with low-cost, timely intervention, young people can flourish – and this is exactly what Our Time exists to achieve.