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FaPMI - Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness

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Up to 45% of consumers of adult mental health services are parents (Mayberry et al 2018). Up to 70% of children in child and youth mental health services have a parent with a mental health concern (Naughton, M. 2018).  Working with families where a parent has a mental illness aids in recovery of the whole family. This workshop is designed to enhance participant’s knowledge, confidence, resources and strategies to work with families where a parent has a mental illness.

This interactive workshop will include:

  • The opportunity to hear from a carer consultant about caring for someone with mental illness as well as the roles and needs of a carer
  • An introduction and rationale behind why we need to work with the whole family
  • Strategies for working with families and how to identify children  
  • An introduction into peer support programs for children who have a parent with a mental illness
  • The opportunity to hear from a consumer consultant who has a lived experience as a young carer

At the end of this training participants will:

  • Have a clearer understanding of family inclusive practice and how to incorporate this into clinical practice
  • Identify a range of strategies for working with families where a parent has a mental illness
  • Have an increase in confidence in engaging with parents, children, families and carers.

Priority for this workshop will be given to graduate nurses and new staff working within area mental health services.

Date Wed 24-July-2019
Location Shepparton
Presenter Paige Harbor/Helen Carter
Contact Brandon Smith on 9231 2338 or brandon.smith@svha.org.au