Technical Report for SCIE Research Review on Access, Acceptability and Outcomes of Services/Interventions to Support Parents with Mental Health Problems and their Families

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The overall objective of the work reported here was to review and present research evidence that could inform the practice guidelines, to identify gaps in knowledge, and to evaluate the strength of the existing evidence, both in general and specifically in relation to marginalised families and those from black and minority ethnic communities.

Two separate questions were addressed by the review reported here and reviewed separately:

* Question 1: How accessible and acceptable are services or interventions that support children, families, parenting or couple relationships when a parent has a mental health problem, in both the UK and elsewhere?

* Question 2: What outcomes do these types of services or interventions have for parents, children, families, parenting or couple relationships?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit, University of York
Commissioning bodySocial Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Number of pages274
ISBN (Print)978-1-871713-79-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • child well-being
  • family
  • ill/disabled adults
  • health services issues
  • social care services issues

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