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Parental mental illness in context

Parental mental illness in context: An estimated 2.9 million children & young people in the UK are affected by parental mental illness Up to 70% of these children could go …

Welcome to Week 1

This week you will be learning more about the issue of parental mental illness and its impact on young people. We will firstly begin to understand the context and scale …

Does mental illness run in families?

This article is adapted from the paper: Investigating Environmental Links Between Parent Depression and Child Depressive/Anxiety Symptoms Using an Assisted Conception Design (Lewis, Rice, Harold, Collishaw, and Thapar, 2011) Here, …

Debunking myths

This image illustrates some of the typical myths and unhelpful thoughts that young people experiencing parental mental illness may have. Please post your thoughts on these discussion points using the …

Who is ‘Our Time’?

In this video, we outline the work of ‘Our Time’ and how they support families impacted by parental mental illness.

Learning with us

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 …

Case Study: Alice and Emily (Part 2)

In this video, we understand more about the difficulties facing the sisters, focussing on Emily’s perspective. Please post your thoughts on this discussion point using the comments section. How would …

Summary of the course and next steps

Thank you for joining us on the course. We hope you have enjoyed learning with us and feel more confident in supporting young people living with parental mental illness. We …

Welcome to Week 4

Welcome to Week 4! Congratulations on making it to the last week of the course. Thank you for staying with us! This week we will be focussing on how we …

How to promote children’s resilience

Let’s explore how to engage with and promote resilience in children affected by parental mental illness. This article is adapted from the paper: ‘Promoting children’s resilience to parental mental illness: …

Opening up the conversation

Think of a young person you know or have come across who has a parent with a mental health issue or is perhaps struggling with their own mental health. • …