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Create puppets and put on a show
A photo of a wild looking sock puppet
The best thing about puppets though is that absolutely anyone can create them in their home to bring characters, stories or great designs to life!
Recommended reads
Book cover of 'The Truth Pixie' - Featuring a pixie and mouse
Our Time has compiled a list of recommended reads that may be helpful to you and your family.
Alice and Emily’s story
Still from Alice and Emily drama featuring the two title characters
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.
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.
Jas’s story
A still from the short dramatisation 'Jas's Story' featuring the title character talking
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.
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.
Working with families: Being seen and heard
Being seen and heard still
Video: This training film provides practical and creative suggestions on how professionals involved in the care of parents with mental illness and their children can work effectively.
What is stigma?
Video still of Ambeya Begum discussing the topic of stigma
Video/Info: Find out about stigma, what it is, and where it comes from.
Will I inherit my parent’s mental illness?
Two young people talking about mental illness
Videos/Info: Most children and young people worry that they may develop or ‘catch’ the same illness as their ill parent - but you cannot catch a mental illness from anyone.