Exploring the implementation and sustainability of Let's Talk about Children - a model for family-focused practice in adult mental health services- Open Access version
thesisposted on 22.03.2021, 12:44 authored by Rebecca (Becca) AllchinRebecca (Becca) Allchin, Becca (Rebecca) AllchinBecca (Rebecca) Allchin
This thesis investigates the sustainability of a family-focused practice, namely Let’s Talk about Children, in Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS), in Victoria, Australia. Mental illness can disrupt family relationships, and parent and child wellbeing. Many people who access AMHS are parents and despite government policy embedding family-focused practice in AMHS, there remains significant challenges in integrating it into routine practice. Let’s Talk about Children is an evidence-based practice that promotes parent, child and family wellbeing. This thesis identifies key elements for sustaining Let’s Talk about Children in AMHS with recommendations for practitioners, mental health services, policy makers and researchers.
family mental healthImplementation and sustainabilityParental mental healthLet's Talk about ChildrenEvidence Based Practiceimplementation processParticipatory Researchmental health servicesmixed methodsFamilies where a parent has a mental illnessFamily focused practiceHealth PromotionPsychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)Mental Health