Mental Health Recovery: A Family Perspective

'Mental Health Recovery: A Family Perspective' is a free information series for families and carers of people living with a mental health difficulty.

Responding to families' needs

Responding to families' needs

At St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS), we are hosting this 14-part series to address a wide range of questions and concerns that family members, carers and supporters may have in their support roles.

The series has been developed by our Social Work Department, in partnership with our Service User and Supporters Network (SUAN). It recognises that families, carers and supporters play an important part in helping their loved ones through mental health recovery, but also need support and care for themselves. Just as every person’s recovery pathway is unique, every family supporting someone is different. They may need different mental health information or services and practical supports, which depend on their specific circumstances; this series aims to respond to these needs.

A live webinar will be held on a new topic once a month from October 2021, with recordings then available to watch back here.

The series will cover diverse mental health topics from a family or carer perspective, including:

  • Information and advocacy for families
  • Trauma recovery
  • Supporting loved ones living with an eating disorder, addiction, or anxiety
  • Supporting people recovering from psychosis or a personality disorder
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Older adult mental health
  • Supporting young adults in recovery
  • Emotion regulation
  • Family communication and problem-solving
  • Family peer support
  • Medication and mental health recovery
  • Accessing family supports.

Watch the family information series

You can watch recordings from the series here. Recordings will be added in the days after the webinars take place: you can find upcoming webinars further below.

Join the next webinars

You can see and register for the next live webinars in the 'Mental Health Recovery: A Family Perspective' series below. We'll be sharing recordings of all these webinars on this page after they take place.

Join the next webinars

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Get more information for families, carers and supporters

Get more information for families, carers and supporters

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