There is a Short Course on Developing Skills in Collaborative Work with Parental Mental Illness which you and/or your colleagues may be interested in attending.
May – July 2010
Tavistock Centre, London
The course will cover:
1) Developing skills in inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration, especially regarding the needs of children
2) Ways of listening to and eliciting children's ideas regarding a parent's mental illness
3) How focusing on a ‘parent’ as well as a ‘patient’ identity can be helpful in working with those who have had a long immersion in the adult mental health services
4) Helping parents and children to talk together about their anxieties and their ways of coping
5) Using ideas from the family systems approach to understand the unique circumstances of each family and how these impact upon their relationship and their interaction with professionals and services
6) Exploring the support systems available to families including extended family, professional and other services
7) Addressing cultural diversity and the effects of inequality and social marginalization
This course will be multidisciplinary and is suitable for those working in both child and adult services. It is for all professionals working with children in adversity and for those who work in the adult mental health field. It will present best practice in this field and provide the opportunity for those working in child and adult services to consider developments in their own services.
For more information please click here: http://www.tavi-port.org/ParentalMentalIllness
If you have a training department or interested colleagues, we would be very grateful if you were kind enough to pass on the information to them as well.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.
Conference, Events and Marketing Unit
The Tavistock and Portman
NHS Foundation Trust
120 Belsize Lane
London NW3 5BA
Fax: +44 (0)20 7447 3837