Aim of GEMS
The aim of the ‘Gateway to Evidence that Matters’ (GEMS) is to provide a summary of recent Australian and international research regarding children (aged 0-18 years) of parents with a mental illness, their parents and families.
While research in this area is growing, there is a lack of evidence-based practice when working with families affected by parental mental illness. The GEMS have been prepared as a resource for those working in the field. They aim to provide a synthesis of available research that can guide and direct practitioners by highlighting current research and practice gaps.
The GEMS promote the collection, interpretation and integration of valid, recent and relevant research from around the world, based on the views and experiences of those researching, working and living with parental mental illness.
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- Edition 26 – Engaging children, who have a parent with a mental illness, into peer support programs: What works?
- Edition 25 – The role of adult mental health practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families when a parent has a social emotional wellbeing issue
- Edition 24 – Using implementation science to inform prevention strategies for families where a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 23 – Family recovery
- Edition 22 – The role of early childhood services in supporting families where a parent has a mental illness: How can early childhood services help?
- Edition 21 – Promoting children’s resilience when a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 20 – Resilience in families where a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 19 – Family interventions in adult mental health – the interface with COPMI
- Edition 18 – The role of fathers when a parent has a mental illness
- Edition 17 – The Continuum of Need: Parental mental health is everyone’s responsibility
- Edition 16 – Children of parents with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder
- Edition 15 – Help seeking for young people with mental health problems in families with a parent who experiences a mental illness
- Edition 14 – Putting families at the centre of recovery
- Edition 13 – Targeted family interventions for families where a parent has a mental illness: Early intervention benefits to children
- Edition 12 – Talking to children about parental mental illness
- Edition 11 – Sibling relationships in children of depressed parents
- Edition 10 – Keeping the infant in mind in the presence of maternal mental illness
- Edition 9 – Grandparents parenting grandchildren when parents have a mental illness
- Edition 8 – Ulysses Agreements in supporting families affected by parental mental illness
- Edition 7 – Pre-school children in families with parental mental illness
- Edition 6 – Issues for mental health workers when working with children and parents
- Edition 5 – When a parent is hospitalised: The impact on children
- Edition 4 – Children of parents with dual diagnosis
- Edition 3 – Children of parents with mental illness and their family relationships
- Edition 2 – Children who care for parents with mental illness: A UK perspective
- Edition 1 – The importance of being child and family focused