‘Gateway to Evidence that Matters’ (GEMS)

Aim of GEMS

The aim of the ‘Gateway to Evidence that Matters’ (GEMS) is to provide a summary of recent Australian and international research regarding children (aged 0-18 years) of parents with a mental illness, their parents and families.

While research in this area is growing, there is a lack of evidence-based practice when working with families affected by parental mental illness. The GEMS have been prepared as a resource for those working in the field. They aim to provide a synthesis of available research that can guide and direct practitioners by highlighting current research and practice gaps.

The GEMS promote the collection, interpretation and integration of valid, recent and relevant research from around the world, based on the views and experiences of those researching, working and living with parental mental illness.

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