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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My lockdown experience
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Meet 7-year-old Maycee, who is one of our Workshop attendees. She has written about her experience of the lockdown and how it has affected her.
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Top tips for staying mentally well during the COVID-19 lockdown
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Amy (name changed) has attended our KidsTime Workshops and has kindly shared her thoughts on how young people might adapt to the current lockdown due to COVID-19. Read her tips on the link below.
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What is mental health?
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Following on from the success of her new book, Dr Lucy Maddox has guest-written for Our Time on what mental health is and how it affects people.
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Seasonal advice for young people, by young people
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We asked some of our young people to give advice to those affected by parental mental illness this festive season.
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The missing part of the carer puzzle
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The Carers Trust has released a new report on a whole family approach to support. However, it fails to mention young people caring for a parent affected by mental illness. Read more about our thoughts.
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The State of the Nation Report – our response
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The UK government has released the State of the Nation report for 2019. Our Time looks at happiness for children affected by parental mental illness.
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