This training film is designed for professionals involved in the care of parents with mental illness and their children.
An estimated 3.4 million children and young people in the UK live with a parent with mental illness. Children and young people usually worry about their parents and feel largely unsupported. They may blame themselves for the illness or fear that they will also ‘catch’ it. Nothing is explained to them, and they often receive no help at all to deal with the effects of the parent’s illness.
These children need to be seen and heard. All professionals working with adults with mental illness need to stop and think about the needs of these young people.
This training film provides practical and creative suggestions on how professionals can work effectively with children and their parents.