Why do relapses happen?

In this film, Dr Sadiq explains the word ‘relapse’, then goes through the ups and downs of the healing process with a group of young people.

This film is part of a series of group discussions on parental mental illness. If you want to watch more from this collection, you can find them on the Resources section of our website.

Teachers/facilitators’ notes:

If you are using this film as part of a lesson or workshop, you might find the information below useful to support discussion.

Teaching points

  • The film could be shown to professionals, as a good way to explain relapse, or to children and young people to provoke further discussion of their own experience and understanding.

Learning points

  • Medication can help prevent relapse, and stopping medication can cause relapse.
  • It’s important to notice the early signs of relapse to offer support and prevent it happening.
  • Understanding the causes and triggers for an individual can help with the healing process.

Duration of film

4 minutes, 00 seconds

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