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Parental Mental Health and the Impact on the Child


To enable participants to consider the impact of Parental Mental Health, learning from case reviews and explore wider factors that may affect the family's ability to manage and parent effectively.

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 working with partners when supporting families impacted my parental mental health.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to consider the impact of parental mental health on children and families, understand how to support children and young people underpinned by values and principles of GIRFEC and UNCRC approach.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who works directly with families where parental mental health is impacting on the care of children and young people.

Course Length

This is a 1-day session delivered face to face.

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