Journal article

The needs of parents with a mental illness who have young children: An Australian perspective on service delivery options

Carmel Alakus, Rebecca Conwell, Monica Gilbert, Anne Buist, David Castle

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This article discusses a collaborative approach to assisting parents with a mental illness who have children aged 5 years and under and explores themes found in the literature, focus groups with consumers and workshops with clinicians working with parents who have a mental illness. METHOD: Focus groups and workshops were held for consumers and clinicians. The workshops included information about a proposed group intervention and discussions about themes found in the literature review and previous focus groups. RESULTS: Using thematic analysis, the gaps identified in the focus groups and workshops were classified into five main categories--namely, interagency collaboratio..

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