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Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week
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.
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What’s the point of drama in KidsTime Workshops?
KidsTime Workshop drama
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.
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Who cares? We do
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.
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‘Kindness’ and what it means for children who have a parent with a mental illness
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.
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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.
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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). 
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