8 episodes

Conversations about parental mental illness, with Dr Pamela Jenkins. Pamela's mum Irene had a schizo-affective disorder. In each of these episodes, she shares memories and experiences with someone else who also grew up as the child of a parent with mental illness. My Family, Mental Illness, and Me is a podcast from Our Time, a charity that supports and advocates for the estimated 3 million UK young people living with or caring for a parent with a mental illness. It is supported by the Mental Health Foundation.

If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk

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Conversations about parental mental illness, with Dr Pamela Jenkins. Pamela's mum Irene had a schizo-affective disorder. In each of these episodes, she shares memories and experiences with someone else who also grew up as the child of a parent with mental illness. My Family, Mental Illness, and Me is a podcast from Our Time, a charity that supports and advocates for the estimated 3 million UK young people living with or caring for a parent with a mental illness. It is supported by the Mental Health Foundation.

If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk

    Camilla Strøm Henriksen

    Camilla Strøm Henriksen

    Norwegian film director and actor Camilla Strøm Henriksen's mother had a mental illness, and she channeled the experience into her film 'Phoenix'. As an older sister, she says she felt a great deal of responsibility to her younger brother.

    If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk. To find out more about Our Time, please visit www.ourtime.org.uk/.

    If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.

    • 47 min
    Neil Coyle MP

    Neil Coyle MP

    Neil Coyle has served as the Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark in central London since 2015. His mum has schizophrenia, and her illness has played a big role in shaping his life.

    If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk. To find out more about Our Time, please visit www.ourtime.org.uk/.

    If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.

    • 44 min
    Dr Kim Foster

    Dr Kim Foster

    As a globally respected expert on mental health nursing, Dr Kim Foster has spent decades researching the causes and impacts of mental illnesses. She tells Pamela how she spent much of her childhood in a care home, as a result of her mother’s severe mental illness.

    If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk. To find out more about Our Time, please visit www.ourtime.org.uk/.

    If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.

    • 51 min
    Iain Cunningham

    Iain Cunningham

    Film director Iain Cunningham’s acclaimed documentary Irene’s Ghost is about his search for information about his mother, who died when he was three. Iain grew up not knowing anything about his late mother, who had suffered postpartum psychosis before her death.

    If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk. To find out more about Our Time, please visit www.ourtime.org.uk/.

    If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.

    • 43 min
    Joe Wicks

    Joe Wicks

    Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach grew up with a heroin-addicted dad and a mum with obsessive compulsive disorder. He tells Pamela that, despite "chaos and destructive behaviours", it was always a loving home.

    If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk. To find out more about Our Time, please visit www.ourtime.org.uk/.

    If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.

    • 45 min
    Kayleigh Llewellyn

    Kayleigh Llewellyn

    Multi-award-winning screenwriter Kayleigh Llewellyn based her darkly comic BBC3 drama 'In My Skin' on her own difficult childhood, growing up in Cardiff with an abusive dad and a mum with Bipolar I Disorder.

    To find out more about Our Time, please visit www.ourtime.org.uk/. If you are affected by anything you hear in this podcast, there are people you can talk to for support. You can contact your GP, www.samaritans.org or www.childline.org.uk. If you are a young person, you could also talk to a teacher or other trusted adult.

    If you would like to support children and young people living with parental mental illness, please donate to Our Time here: https://www.justgiving.com/ourtimeuk

    • 48 min

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