9th June 2017 - Written by Dympna Cunnane
Everything we do here at Our Time, whether it is working with families, schools or lobbying the government, is working to build a community around the child who has a parent with a mental illness.
Helping children of parental mental illness to thrive in schools
8th May 2017 - Written by Mel McMahon
Being a young carer or coping with a parent with a mental illness will have a significant impact on a young person’s school life – both the academic and the social aspects.
5th May 2017 - Written by Esther Malvern
Having a baby is a life changing experience, both exciting and terrifying at the same time. All parents know that it puts enormous pressure on the couple, the family and the mother in particular.
7th April 2017 - Written by Jamie Greer
The core philosophy of KidsTime Workshops is that children’s resilience to parental mental illness is improved and vulnerability lessened when they:
have an understanding of their parent’s mental illness
can discuss it with a sympathetic adult
feel their experiences are validated by the group
The workshop does this in several ways.
22nd February 2017 - Written by Jess Streeting
People are not always aware of the distinct role of the school nurse. In essence, we take over where health visitors finish, promoting the health and well-being of the school aged population, aged from five to 19 years old.
‘Kindness’ and what it means for children who have a parent with a mental illness
6th February 2017 - Written by Alan Cooklin
There are all kinds of prejudice; race, gender, disabilities for example, but an often hidden prejudice is felt by around 3.4 million children who have a parent with a mental illness. Many isolate themselves, assuming (sometimes correctly) that none of their friends or school mates will understand.
6th June 2016 - Written by 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.
2nd October 2015 - Written by 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).