New book on parental mental illness launches

We are pleased to announce the launch of a significant publication by Our Time founder, Dr Alan Cooklin & Gill Gorrell-Barnes with forewards by Alastair Campbell and Professor Kim Foster. 

When parents suffer a mental illness their children face multiple challenges. They manage stigma, self-doubt and self-blame, ongoing anxiety and depression. These issues are rarely talked about in the public domain. 

In 2019, the Children’s Commissioner for England estimated that in excess of 2.9 million children lived with a parent with anxiety or depression. This important new book, written from their different perspectives, focuses on the relationships between children and young people, parents and professionals and their emotional and life issues, and gives action points which promote resilience in the children. 

Parental mental illness has been identified as a key Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), but the low level interventions described in the book, given at the right time, can make significant differences, both in the present and future lives of children and parents. 

You can buy the book here.

Use code BCR40 to receive a 40% discount at the checkout, valid until 31.12.20