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At present, children of parents with a mental illness are not recognised in any policy on mental health and well-being, despite the fact that this situation puts them at significant risk of becoming ill themselves. The UK is one of the only developed countries in the world that does not recognise this issue as a risk factor or have the necessary support and preventative interventions in place to mitigate this risk.

We believe the next generation of affected children should have the chance to live healthy and happy lives, and we’re campaigning on their behalf.

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Our Time’s year-long campaign calls for children and young people affected by parental mental illness to be recognised within public policy and funding frameworks by 2021