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Inclusion of family and parenthood in mental health recovery

Inclusion of family and parenthood in mental health recovery PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to highlight how mental health recovery may involve family members and supporting the needs of parents who become mental health service users. Policies now recognise the importance of family but how much are they implemented?Design/methodology/approachA search was carried out for recent papers (past 12 months) on mental health services and the family.FindingsTwo papers summarise recent research on family involvement in mental health services. As well as highlighting what prevents families being involved in mental health services and care planning, they discuss what works and some challenges of involvement. A third paper highlights how parents who become service users can have their parenting needs supported as part of their recovery.Originality/valueAll three papers highlight recent developments in relation to the family and recovery. Despite policies about family involvement, there is a need for organisational change to fully incorporate the social nature of mental health and recovery. The papers suggest ways forward based on examples of what works. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health and Social Inclusion Emerald Publishing

Inclusion of family and parenthood in mental health recovery

Mental Health and Social Inclusion , Volume 22 (3): 7 – Jun 11, 2018

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
2042-8308
DOI
10.1108/MHSI-04-2018-0014
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to highlight how mental health recovery may involve family members and supporting the needs of parents who become mental health service users. Policies now recognise the importance of family but how much are they implemented?Design/methodology/approachA search was carried out for recent papers (past 12 months) on mental health services and the family.FindingsTwo papers summarise recent research on family involvement in mental health services. As well as highlighting what prevents families being involved in mental health services and care planning, they discuss what works and some challenges of involvement. A third paper highlights how parents who become service users can have their parenting needs supported as part of their recovery.Originality/valueAll three papers highlight recent developments in relation to the family and recovery. Despite policies about family involvement, there is a need for organisational change to fully incorporate the social nature of mental health and recovery. The papers suggest ways forward based on examples of what works.

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Mental Health and Social InclusionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 11, 2018

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