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Welcome to the course from your Lead Educator

Educators intro to the course

Hello and welcome to the course!

Thank you for registering for this unique course on how to support young people living with and affected by parental mental illness. We look forward to guiding you through the next 4 weeks and hope that you enjoy the wide range of resources, activities and opportunities to discuss your thoughts with other learners.

By the end of the course, we hope you will be able to:

-Reflect on the challenges facing young people who have a parent with a mental illness.

-Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the issue and a greater sense of compassion.

-Explore attitudes towards mental illness in society and how this contributes to the stigma attached to this issue.

-Evaluate the most effective strategies, approaches and forms of communication to support young people who have a parent with a mental illness.

-Apply some of the strategies in your own professional environment.

-Explore a range of strategies and approaches that young people can implement themselves in order to build their resilience.

-Explore ways to take a systemic approach to support young people who have a parent with a mental illness.

In this video, you will meet your Lead Educator, Dr Gemma Lewis, who will explain more about her area of expertise and what we hope you will gain from the course.

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