My Coping

What is MyCoping?

Are you a child or young person with a parent in prison? Would like to share your views on a variety of topics? If yes then please let us know here at MyCoping.

MyCoping is part of the COPING Project, a large scale research project which is finding out what it is like to have a parent in prison.

If you would like to contribute your views then please sign up below or email us at – you will then be given a password so you can access the MyCoping website and email your contributions to us. After checking your contributions we will post them on a blog so you can view what others written. You can contribute as many times as you like.

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What is COPING?

COPING is a large scale research project investigating the experiences of children and young people aged between 7 and 17 years and who have a parent in prison.

We are keen to gather the views of children and young people on topics relevant to having a parent in prison.

We would like to make some contributions available on the website. All contributions will remain anonymous, and there will be no means for contact between young people on the website.

Young people will sign up prior to contributing and will be assigned a password. All contributions will be checked before being added to the website and only people with a log-in will be able to see these contributions.

If you have any further questions about this project or the website, please don't hesitate to contact us at