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Tailored consultancy

Embedding support for children and young people who have a parent with a mental illness

Our consultancy offers you guidance and specialist resources to help you support students who have parents or carers with a mental illness. Due to the stigma surrounding mental illness, it is better to take a universal approach. Our Time is experienced in helping you to think how best this can be achieved to align with and develop your mental health and well-being strategies.

How does it work?

We will work with you to integrate the approach into existing programmes of support, such as a trauma-informed approach, mindfulness, or attachment informed practice. This could mean reviewing existing attitudes, policies and mindsets, to create:

1. A safe and supportive environment in which students are able to disclose their circumstances and ask for the help they need.

2. Accessible and responsive support to address individual needs, emphasising listening, rather than attempting to ‘fix’ the problem.

3. An environment conducive to self-care and resilience, through finding ways to cope with the different difficulties children and young people encounter, including stress arising due to a parent’s mental illness.

Key details

The cost and duration of our consultancy depends on your school’s needs. We’re happy to discuss your requirements with you or help you to define them.

Delivery: Face to face or virtual
Maximum attendees: Based on your requirements
Locations served:
Our Time is London-based but we deliver training throughout the UK

Get in touch with us

PSHE courses
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Simplicity, interaction and empathy are the core of our imaginative courses.

Whole-school training
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Build staff’s confidence in recognising and supporting children whose parents have a mental illness.

Introduction for senior teams
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We offer schools an initial session to share school-based resolutions for pupils who have parents with a mental illness.