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Summary of the course and next steps


Thank you for joining us on the course. We hope you have enjoyed learning with us and feel more confident in supporting young people living with parental mental illness. We hope that you are now 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.

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How To Support Young People Living with Parental Mental Illness

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