Interventions

The Helping Families Team has been developed to improve the outcomes and protection of families in which parents are affected by mental health difficulties.

The team enables parents affected by mental health difficulties to have better, easier and less stigmatized access to:

  • Detailed and effective assessments of the impact of parental mental health problems on family ecology, parenting and child development/safety, identification of key risk and resilience factors, focus on feasible and realistic goals and effective care plans using evidence based engagement and intervention methods.
  • Individual/group format early parenting intervention and support to promote positive parenting and child development for at risk parents affected by mental health difficulties.
  • Intensive 1-1 home-based intervention for parents whose mental health difficulties are having a significant impact on child development, safety & outcomes.

The team also provides  advice, consultation and training to referrers and their agencies.

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