Technical Report for SCIE Research Review on the Prevalence and Incidence of Parental Mental Health Problems and the Detection, Screening and Reporting of Parental Mental Health Problems

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The research aim was to review and present 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 one: What is known about the incidence, prevalence, and types of parental mental health problems in the UK?
* Question two: What systems, tools and opportunities exist in children's services, adults' services and family services for detecting parental mental health problems, in both the UK and elsewhere? How these are used, by whom and in which contexts?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit, University of York
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)978-1-871713-74-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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

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