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Parents with Mental Health Issues

NSCPTarget Staff

This course is aimed at practitioners who are working with families where a parent has mental health issues but do not specialise in this area of work.

Course Duration

One day

Course Aim

To increase understanding of the impact of parental mental health on children and young people. Consider the implications of the recent Mental Health policies and practices and explore ways of supporting families where there is a parent experiencing mental health problems.


To Explore:

  • Behaviours associated with common mental health disorders
  • How mental health problems can affect parenting
  • Children and young people’s experience of having a parent with a mental health problem
  • Safeguarding issues: and exploring risk and resilience in families as a way of shaping interventions

Learning Outcomes

  • Awareness of the impact of adult mental ill health upon the whole family, especially children and young people, is increased.
  • Patterns of service commissioning/provision are influenced so that there is an emphasis on the need for co-ordinated and integrated adult and children services.
  • The range/effectiveness of routes through which family members can represent their concerns to the relevant statutory/voluntary agencies are increased.
  • Working relationships are developed with key service providers, commissioners, existing user led groups and children/young people.
  • Ways of engaging families in discussion, debate, decision making and action for the whole family mental health are found


The Woodside Centre, Norwich

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