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Our Time’s response to the 2019 Children’s Commissioner’s Report of Vulnerable Children
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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
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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.
Postpartum Psychosis – how does it affect a family?
Mother holding child's hand
Postpartum 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.
Girls at risk
Person sitting near wall slumped over with head down
Dympna addresses why women's bodies are the cause of so much distress, and discusses what is being done to help.
The importance of talking
two young women talking in a cafe at a table
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.
Healthy: Inside and Out
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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?
Teenager in a classroom looking worried
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.
Stay mentally well during the festive season
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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.