A photo of two young people having fun at a KidsTime workshop

Our motivation

Recent research shows the number of children is currently in excess of 2.9 million. Some 70% of these children and young people are at risk of developing mental health problems themselves without intervention. Experts say the potential cost to the UK government could exceed £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.

Parental mental illness
Child holding parent's hand

In the UK it’s estimated that over 2.9 million young people are affected by a parent’s mental illness.

Adverse childhood experiences
Child covering eyes

When children are exposed to traumatic experiences, it can have a long-lasting impact on thinking, learning and interacting; but Our Time does not believe this is inevitable