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.

  • Filter by Category

A hidden issue
Esther Malvern
Children who have a parent with a mental illness might not be identified as a young carer. They might not meet the criteria of doing a caring role. Maybe there is another parent or family member seen as the main carer for their parent.
View
The importance of good relationships when you have a parent with a mental illness
two teenagers talking
It can be hard enough being a young person but having a parent with a mental illness can bring a lot of added pressures. Often this has happened without anyone realising or acknowledging how much you are caring or doing.
View
Have you heard of COPMI?
Alan Cooklin
If you live in the UK you probably haven’t heard of COPMI. That’s because the UK government does not recognise children of parents with mental illness (COPMI). 
View