Journal article

Exploring the needs of diverse consumers experiencing mental illness and their families through family psychoeducation

F Coker, A Williams, L Hayes, J Hamann, C Harvey

Journal of Mental Health | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2016

Abstract

© 2015 Shadowfax Publishing and Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Background: Family psychoeducation (FPE), an intervention for those experiencing serious mental illness and their families, aims to improve communication and build problem-solving skills. Limited research exists on carers’ and consumers’ needs who engage in FPE, or FPE’s impact on needs. Aims: This study aimed to describe the needs of consumers with mental illness and their carers, who participated in behavioural family therapy (BFT), a type of FPE, and evaluate changes to needs. Method: Qualitative responses to the Carers’ and Users’ Expectations of Services questionnaires were analysed to describe consumers’ and carers’ needs. Par..

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