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Parental Mental Health and the Impact on the Child


This one day course will allow participants to consider the impact of Parental Mental Health on families and how to support children and young people underpinned by the values and principles of the GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) and UNCRC approach. 

Learning Outcomes

During this course, participants will:

  • Recognise the impact of Parental Mental Health on child development
  • Identify concerns and protective factors for children and young people in families where parental mental ill health is present (Trauma informed)
  • Have an awareness of the policy, practice and the legislative framework surrounding mental health
  • Understand the importance of a multi-agency approach when supporting families impacted my parental mental health

Who Should Attend

This course should be undertaken by staff working within Mental Health, Children, Young People and Families and/or where awareness of Parental Mental Health and the Impact on the Child would be beneficial to their roles

Course Length

This is a full day face to face session.

Venue: The Practice Development Base - 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1HA


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.