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
© 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..View full abstract
The Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) funded the BFST Mind programme and evaluation. The authors report no conflict of interest and thank Mind Australia and study participants.