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Specialist peer support for ‘Children Of Mentally Ill Consumers’ (COMIC)
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This might interest you. I have put some snapshots of what’s in the reports.
Consumer Consultant /Mental Health Advisor
Subject: re phsical and mental health of mothers and fathers improving the safety of children
Considerable gaps remain in our understanding of ethnic variations, although Dogra
et al (2005) in a study of Gujarati young people and parents found neither group had a consistent understanding of either mental health or mental illness. Greene et al (2008) focused on the experiences of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the United Kingdom. Gorin (2004) emphasises the different approaches to seeking support which characterise children in different ethnic groups, with Asian children preferring to seek help within the family
Using the tiers to review our knowledge of service outcomes can potentially inform useful service delivery strategies best able to support parents with a range of needs. For example, ‘looking through the lens of the tiers’ can highlight the likely consequences of some more complex services only being offered after a certain threshold of need has been met (Smith 2004; Tunnard 2004; Social Exclusion Task Force 2008). In other words, if even potentially successful specialist services are offered too late when problems are entrenched, then outcomes are likely to be poorer.
To Little to late my words
‘The overwhelming message from parents was their appreciation of practical support, support to their children, and in particular the warmth and understanding of Family Support projects.’
(Morris 2007 p 20)
(Children of Mentally Ill Consumers & parents )
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Perth Business Centre, WA 6849
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"If we value our children, we must cherish their parents"
John Bowbly, MD
- Is mental and physical health connected (wiki.answers.com)
- ER visits persist for children with mental health problems despite regular outpatient care (medicalxpress.com)
- Safeguarding Your Mental Health (everydayhealth.com)