November eNews 2016

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Using implementation science to inform prevention strategies for families where a parent has a mental illness

The latest ‘GEMS’ (Gateway to Evidence that Matters) publication has just been released. ‘Using implementation science to inform prevention strategies for families where a parent has a mental illness‘ discusses how implementation science can support the improved uptake of prevention programs and strategies for children and families where a parent has a mental illness.

The article, written by Bjørg Eva Skogøy a researcher from Norway, also summarises an implementation framework that has been used to evaluate the implementation of family interventions in hospital settings.

Read the GEMS

Read previously published GEMS

Are you a mental health nurse who works with parents with a mental illness?

In Australia there is a significant knowledge gap regarding mental health nurses’ knowledge and practice when working with parents with a mental illness and their children and families.

A team of researchers is currently seeking mental health nurses who work with parents with a mental illness with dependent children 0-18 years to participate in the study.This study will investigate mental health nurses’ experience, knowledge and practices when working with families where parents have a mental illness. 

Participation will involve complete an anonymous survey that will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete. Participants will have the opportunity to provide their contact details (in a separate section to the survey responses) and go into the draw to win one of two mini iPads.

Access the survey (Ethics approval number: 2016-179E)

Provide feedback on the draft National Mental Health Plan and a proposed new carer support service system

The draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan

The draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan has been released for feedback. To view the draft and provide comments on the plan, visit the consultation page on the Department of Health website:

Fifth National Mental Health Plan

Draft model for a proposed carer support service system

The Australian Government is seeking comments on a draft service delivery model for a proposed new integrated carer support service system.

To share your thoughts on the draft model visit the Department of Social Services website:

A draft service delivery model for a proposed new inegrated carer support service system

Call for papers: Supporting adult behaviour change in family based interventions

The Journal Advances in Mental Health: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention is calling for papers for a special issue of the journal titled ‘Supporting adult behaviour change in family based interventions’. 

The issue will focus on innovations in prevention and early intervention in family-based interventions aimed at supporting positive mental health among children and parents. 

The journal is seeking papers including research articles, case studies and reviews of literature that explores how interventions involving parents and other carers in the family as change agents can influence the functioning of family members across diverse populations, with the aim of furthering the understanding of how to best support the mental health of children and adults.

Learn about the process for making a submission

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