The Impact of Children of Parental Mental Health

Target Audience

This one day course is for professionals (voluntary and statutory) who either work predominately or who have regular contact with children and young people; for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding and for those who hold positions as professional advisors. (i.e. Groups 2,3,4 and 5). The course is designed for those professionals who want to know more about parental mental illness and the effects upon children and how to support the family in terms of safeguarding.

Learning Outcomes

This course is intended to support participants to:

  • Understand and assess the impact of parental mental ill health on the developing child.
  • Consider the impact of mental health problems on parenting capacity.
  • Communicate to children and young people the concepts of mental health and treatment.
  • Understand policy frameworks and approaches for working with children and families with parental mental health problems.
  • Identify opportunities and structures for multi-agency working, and consider how to address the challenges faced in putting it into practice.

Zoe Keast, Lead Nurse, CPFT