When a parent has a mental illness

Young carer Chineye talks about her experiences growing up with a parent who has a mental illness and meets Dr Alan Cooklin to get some explanations about what happens when someone is mentally ill. The film features young people who have a parent with a mental illness talking about their experiences as carers, and it provides a simple, visual explanation of how the brain works and what happens when things go wrong.

If you are a parent or working with children or young people who have a parent with a mental illness, you might find this video helpful to share with them.

Duration of film: 16 minutes, 47 seconds

 

When parent has a mental illness

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