Journal article

Supporting children who have a parent with a mental illness in Tyrol: A situational analysis for informing co-development and implementation of practice changes

Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss, Melinda Goodyear, Heinz Tüchler, Jean Lillian Paul

Research Square | Published : 2019


Abstract Background: A research project aimed to improve the situation of children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI) has recently begun in the Austrian region of Tyrol. The project aims to strengthen formal and informal support structures around the child through enhancing their village of collaborative support. Understanding the current situation in the region is vital for implementing practice change. This paper aims to gain knowledge on the Tyrolean societal and service provision context. Methods: We collected qualitative and quantitative data on overall societal characteristics, epidemiology of mental illness in Tyrol, services that currently exist within adult mental health care ..

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