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Introduction for senior teams

Having a close family member with mental illness is one of the ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) – with many children in the UK living in intergenerational and mixed family households, the implications are manifold.

We offer your senior leaders an opportunity to consider the children in your setting who may have a parent, carer or family member with a mental illness. As the only UK charity dedicated to supporting this group of children and giving them a voice, Our Time is uniquely placed to help you understand how best to manage their needs. We have first-hand experience of the decisions faced by school leaders and ways in which schools can help and be helped.

How does it work?

During a face-to-face or virtual meeting, we will share information with you, including our approaches, case studies and packages. We will analyse how to take the work forward, examining potential effects on your existing values, policies and practices, including safeguarding, equality and diversity, behaviour and anti-bullying. Our courses and resources complement a whole-school approach to mental health awareness, with our tools and techniques providing high impact, low-cost intervention training to help children and staff.

Key details

Cost: Free introductory session
Duration: One hour
Delivery: Face to face or virtual
Maximum attendees: 10
Locations served:
Our Time is London-based but we deliver training throughout the UK

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Whole-school training
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