One year on from the introduction of SCIE‘s “Think child, think parent, think family” guidelines, three new films have been launched on the charity’s Social Care TV site looking at how the approach is working in practice.
SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) introduced the guidelines in July 2009 to address the issue of child welfare when parents have a mental health problem.
The films focus on case studies – one from a mother’s perspective and the other from a young person’s perspective – and sees professionals from across the sector discussing how the ‘think family’ approach is helping them to work better together.
SCIE’s Deputy Chief Executive, Amanda Edwards, said the charity has concluded that the campaign has made a difference.
“These films are proof of that and, most importantly, show how different members of the family benefit from receiving a range of services promoting good mental health and well-being,” she said.