Family Centred Care

Carer and sibling mental health

Part of the Key Area of Family Centred Care, the objective is to design and implement an evidence-based model of family and carer (including sibling) mental health detection and support and embed this in standard care.  Through research, engagement and education, this objective identifies the need to address whole child health and wellbeing through considering and supporting the environment around the child, including family and carer mental health concerns.

Supporting staff to assess and monitor the mental health needs of families, carers and siblings is an important step towards knowing when, where and how to get help for the whole family.  A key focus of this objective will be promoting a model of care that is responsive to the needs of diverse families and carers, including siblings.

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Carer psychoeducation

Development of family, carer and staff mental health literacy resources is part of the Key Area of Family Centred Care.  The aim is to design and implement campus wide education, training and support in mental health literacy for families, carers and the workforce.  Families, carers and staff will have access to education and resources to know when and how to seek help early for a child or young person experiencing mental health concerns, and optimise their wellbeing.  This objective will also support skills to help families and carers navigate mental health services.  This recognises that ‘right place right time’ mental health education can promote the early identification and access to mental health support for children and young people.  Families, carers and consumers will be engaged in the development of education, tools and support within this objective.

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Acknowledgement of Country

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At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

Proudly supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation