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Recommended reads
Book cover of pixie and a mouse
Our Time has compiled a list of recommended reads that may be helpful to you and your family.
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Alice and Emily’s Story
Still from Alice and Emily drama
Video: These two short videos follow the story of sisters Alice and Emily. Emily is Alice's big sister, and she's been looking after their mum who has a mental illness for years.
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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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