Rhys Price-Robertson is a PhD candidate at Monash University, where he is investigating the experiences of families affected by paternal mental illness. At the time of preparing this webinar, he was a Knowledge Broker for the COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative. His most recent published research has focused on fatherhood, family recovery, family relationships, and child protection. Previously, Rhys worked as a researcher at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, and as a Div. 2 nurse in the aged care and mental health sectors.
This webinar was held on 11 August 2016.
A full recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube Channel.
The audio, transcript and presentation slides are available under Event Resources on this page.
Mental health recovery is an inherently social process, and family is the most important social context for recovery for many people living with mental illness. Estimates suggest that over 50% of people with severe and persistent mental illness have daily contact with their families, and roughly 20% live with dependent children. For many, it is simply not possible to separate their personal recovery journey from their roles and relationships within the family.
Drawing on research, practice wisdom and lived experience, this webinar encouraged professionals to consider how they can place family relationships and parenting at the centre of their efforts to support mental health recovery.
You may also be interested in a practice paper we've published on this topic: Supporting recovery in families affected by parental mental illness.
This webinar was a collaboration between CFCA and Emerging Minds, through the Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative.
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