As a worker in an inpatient mental health unit, you can play a key role in helping not only parents with mental illness, but also their children and family.
Taking a ‘family focus’ can help the recovery of parents with a mental illness, foster resilience in their children, and support the entire family living with the challenges that parental mental illness can bring.
Advice for adult mental health workers in inpatient units
- Keeping in Touch (KIT): supporting parents in inpatient mental health settings
- When you are working with parents, their partners and carers
- When you are working with children and youth
- Resources for inpatient mental health workers