parental mental illness

  • Parental Mental Health

    Parental Mental Health: Childhood Outcomes and Importance of Creating Positive Relationships

    Starting a family can be a considered a big milestone for some, however the transition to parenthood can be difficult for both men and women, with the exacerbation or onset of mental health problems following parenthood. Now it its third year, UK Parent Mental Health Day (27 January) aims to challenge the stigmas surrounding parents’ and carers’ mental health.

    This UK Parent Mental Health Day, we encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and to share with your networks.

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  • Dr. Simona Skripkauskaite

    Changes in UK Parental Mental Health Symptoms Over the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Simona Skripkauskaite discusses her JCPP Advances paper ‘Changes in UK parental mental health symptoms over 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic’.

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  • Fiona Challacombe

    Paternal Perinatal Stress and its Impact on Infants and Children

    In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Fiona Challacombe discusses her JCPP paper ‘Paternal perinatal stress is associated with children’s emotional problems at 2 years’. Fiona is the first author of the paper.

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  • Dr. Vicky Powell

    Following the children of depressed parents from childhood to adult life: A focus on mood and anxiety disorders

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘While it is known that depression in a parent increases risk for offspring depression and anxiety, there are relatively few prospective longitudinal studies following the offspring of depressed parents across the transition from adolescence into adulthood – a key period of risk.’ Victoria Powell (pic) et al.

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  • Changes in UK parental mental health symptoms over 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Open Access paper from JCPP Advances – ‘The threats to health, associated restrictions and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to increases in mental health difficulties for many. Parents, in particular, have experienced many challenges such as having to combine work with home-schooling their children and other caring responsibilities’. Simona Skripkauskaite (pic) et al.

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  • Professor Sinéad McGilloway

    The PRIMERA Project – Parental Mental Health and Family-Focused Interventions

    In this ‘In Conversation’ podcast, Professor Sinéad McGilloway and Christine Mulligan provide valuable insight into the PRIMERA programme, which investigated how best to support young families experiencing parental mental illness.

    The PRIMERA project team won ACAMH’s prestigious Lionel Hersov Memorial Award in 2022.

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  • Dr. Hope Christie

    Harmful Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parents and Carers

    In this podcast, we welcome Dr. Hope Christie to discuss her recently published JCPP Advances paper ‘Examining harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures on parents and carers in the United Kingdom: A rapid review’. Hope is the first author of the paper.

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  • How to cope - book cover

    How to Cope When Your Child Can’t: How parents can help themselves and each other – recording

    We were delighted to welcome a top class panel of speakers to give evidence based advice and a lived experience perspective to parents, teachers, and clinicians. We are joined by Ursula Saunders, Dr. Alice Welham, Professor Roz Shafran authors of new book How to Cope When Your Child Can’t. Also, we have the Charlie Waller Trust who are developing parent peer support as a crucial part of their work in addressing the mental health of children and young people. Offering evidence -based training and resources and using co-production with parents with lived experience, CWT’s community includes renowned authorities on adolescent psychology, childhood anxiety and depression.

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  • Emeritus Professor Jim Stevenson

    A digest of the published work of Michael Rutter

    A digest of the published work of Michael Rutter by Jim Stevenson, Emeritus Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Southampton. Revised December 2021

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  • Parental Mental Illness

    Research Digests about Parental Mental Illness, including family therapy, improving outcomes, the impact of maternal and paternal mental illness, and supporting COPMI.

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