Our Work

We’re working to create safe and supportive environments for young people who have a parent with a mental illness, where they can receive clear explanations about mental illness and have the opportunity to discuss their concerns amongst peers.

KidsTime Workshops
We’ve found that when young people understand more about their parent’s illness, discuss it in the family, and have a supportive adult to talk to, this increases their ability to protect their own mental health
The ‘Who Cares? programme
'Who Cares' programme
The programme provides guidance and training for primary and secondary school staff and teachers, to raise awareness of parental mental illness and support those affected by it
London Bubble Theatre Workshops
Young people at Bubble Theatre
Our Time has embarked on a three year partnership with London Bubble Theatre Company,  to provide holiday drama workshops for 11 to 18-year-olds, funded by a grant from BBC Children in Need
Adverse childhood experiences
Child covering eyes
When children are exposed to traumatic and stressful experiences, it can have a long-lasting impact on their ability to think, learn and interact with others; but Our Time does not believe this future is inevitable
Parental mental illness
Child holding parent's hand
In the UK alone, it is estimated 3.4 million children and young people are affected by a parent’s mental illness, and the figure is projected to rise to 4.5 million by 2021