At the end of last year, Our Time was awarded funding by the Big Lottery to undertake a research project into the needs of children affected by parental mental illness and their families in the boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets
Our Time had two KidsTime Workshops operating across these boroughs, both of which have been suspended due to lack of funding. Our Development Director is currently meeting and interviewing local stakeholders to understand the mental health needs of children and families in these boroughs; what support is currently available; what they think is missing; and what type of support they would like to see in their communities.
The next step will be to consult families and young people on their needs and wishes. The feedback from this consultation will inform a proposal for a cross-borough Our Time project, co-designed with partners across health, social care, education, the voluntary sector and families to harness and build local engagement.
If you would like to input or give your view on this project, please contact Helena Kulikowska