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Welcome to this unique four-week course on ‘How to support young people living with parental mental illness’. We hope you will enjoy the mixture of interactive activities and the many opportunities to engage and connect with other learners.

Please note that this course contains some real life case studies detailing young people’s personal experiences of parental mental illness and the impact on their lives. If you feel triggered by any of the content of the course, please do take a break from the course if needed and seek any support that you feel you may need.

Please also be aware of how you may choose to share any personal experiences. We kindly request that you keep any names of individuals anonymous and consider the impact of your words on other learners who are reading.

Please also note that we advise all professionals working with children and young people to carefully follow the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies in place in your professional setting.

You will work through the activities in the course independently with plenty of opportunities to connect with other learners. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, please feel free to post a question in the comments section at any time, or alternatively, email who will ensure that your query is answered by a member of the team as soon as possible.

On Thursday 21st October at 1pm (GMT), we will be hosting a special live Q&A webinar on supporting young people living with a parent with mental illness with our team of educators, Dr Gemma Lewis, Dympna Cunnane and Nadya Bettioui. Please prepare any questions you have on the topic by the 18th October and send to and our team will be happy to answer as many of your questions as possible.

The webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and can be accessed via the following link:

We look forward to hearing from you and we hope you enjoy the course!

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