Skip to 0 minutes and 20 seconds Hello. My name is Dympna Cunnane. I’m the chief executive of Our Time charity. I became involved with the charity about three years ago when a friend of mine, Dr. Alan Cooklin, told me about the work that he was doing with families where there’s a parent with a mental illness. Over the last 20 years, we have been listening to young people and their families to understand the challenges they face and what needs to be done to support them. Alan developed this work in response to a plea from a group of young people who, having heard him speak at a conference, asked the question, “Is anyone interested in talking to us?”
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds This was the beginning of a long journey to understand the lives of these children and to find ways to support them. If you regularly work with children and young people, whether you’re a teacher, a social worker, or a medical professional, then this course is for you. The unique four-week course is designed in partnership with UCL and will enable you to understand the issue of parental mental illness better and how best to support the children and young people living with the issue. It will equip you with all the tools and strategies you need to ensure that this hidden group of young people are supported.
Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds Filled with practical approaches and tips, videos, and other resources, as well as expert advice, there’s also plenty of opportunity for you to connect and collaborate with other professionals. I do hope you enjoy the course.