Volume 2, Issue 3 (2017) Enhancing Family Communication in Families Where a Parent has a Mental Illness
Enhancing Family Communication in Families Where a Parent has a Mental Illness
Scott Yates and Lina Gatsou
In this brief we will discuss the Think Family-Whole Family Programme, which differs from other interventions by putting a central focus on fostering effective communication within families. This can enhance families’ understanding of parental mental illness (PMI) and how it affects behavior and relationships, help families jointly set goals for recovery, and enable more supportive interactions among family members.
Joanne Nicholson, PhD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth - USA
Christine Grove, PhD
Faculty of Education, Monash University - Australia