Our Time’s response to the 2019 Children’s Commissioner’s Report of Vulnerable Children
5th July 2019 - Written by Dympna Cunnane
It’s that time of year again when the annual Children’s Commissioners Report on Vulnerable Children is released. Every year, for the past three years, Anne Longfield has shown us the scandal of our neglected children and young people, but we don’t seem to care enough to do anything about it.
Adverse childhood experiences – resilience and protective factors
25th June 2019 - Written by Dympna Cunnane
Thinking about the lives of children who live in families where there is mental illness is a key focus of Our Time. Parental Mental Illness is one of the 10 ACEs but it is rarely present in children and young people’s mental health policy and practice.
Prevention: the new holy grail of treating mental illness – Our Time’s response
12th June 2019 - Written by Our Time
We write in response to the recent Guardian article on prevention and mental illness.
We are pleased to see a shift towards addressing mental health issues and the origins of these before they become an illness.
Postpartum Psychosis – how does it affect a family?
13th May 2019 - Written by Dr Alan Cooklin
Psychosis – is a pretty stark term and scary for new parents
facing all the other pressures and changes that can accompany the arrival of
their first baby.
6th February 2019 - Written by Dr Alan Cooklin
Talking is a vital part of life but when it comes to mental illness, it can be a hard thing to do for both parents and children alike. We look at how small steps can make a big difference.
4th February 2019 - Written by Dr Alan Cooklin
For Children's Mental Health Week this year, the theme is "Healthy: Inside and Out". Dr Alan Cooklin explores what that means for children whose parent has a mental illness.
Can we afford to delay mental health support in schools?
16th January 2019 - Written by Christina Clarke
Pupils may not have access to mental health services for a decade. What will happen to the generation who are affected now? Our Time looks at the impact on young people affected by parental mental illness.
18th December 2018 - Written by Chineye Njoku
The holiday season can be an exciting and relaxing time for some, but it can also be a stressful and draining for many. If you struggle to get through the holiday season, you’re not alone.