Stories

By sharing our knowledge and experiences, we can put an end to the myths and assumptions around parental mental illness. If you want to share your own story and help others find out more about parental mental illness, you can submit your blog or your vlog online through the Our Time website.

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What ‘Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood’ meant to me
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Trustee Sophie Charles reflects on her experience with parental mental illness and her work with Our Time, after the airing of the BBC documentary Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood.
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A place to be a kid again
Young woman
Juliet attended KidsTime Workshops when she was just nine years old. Now at university, she reflects on her experience of the workshops and the impact they had.
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“You’re never alone”
A family attend a KidsTime Workshop
Derek attends a KidsTime Workshop with his wife, who has a mental illness, and their children. He spoke to us about how it's helped his children to open up and him to find guidance.
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“A breath of fresh air”
child being hugged at workshop
Health Development Worker Kate Moss shares her story of the KidsTime Workshop launch in Gloucestershire.
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The power of drama in helping express yourself
Teenage girl holding up old fashioned camera
For Children's Mental Health Week, Helena Kulikowska writes about how expression through drama is key to the success of KidsTime workshops.
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