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When a parent has a mental illness
Young carer
Video: Chineye talks about her experiences growing up as a young carer and meets Dr Cooklin to get some explanations about what happens when someone has a mental illness.
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Jas’s Story
Jas's Story
Video: This short drama follows the experiences of young carer Jas, whose mum has a mental illness. He has to look after his mum as well as his little sister, while also dealing with schoolwork and bullying classmates.
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Explaining why a parent is in hospital
Sally Bear booklet cover
Stories/Guides: These booklets have been created by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation to help children and young people from the age of three upwards understand their parents’ mental health problems and why they are in hospital.
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What is stigma?
Ambeya discussing stigma
Video/Info: Find out about stigma, what it is, and where it comes from.
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What causes a mental illness?
young carer at a workshop
Video/Info: Did you know mental illness usually happens as a result of a combination of different things, rather than just one single cause?
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Cross-curricular delivery
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Guide: This resource provides options for including the topic of parental mental illness, particularly from the child’s perspective.
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