Authors: Allyson Ions
Event: 2018 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Holistic Support through the Lens of an Early Intervention and Prevention Program: A Systemic Approach Supporting Children & Young People Whilst Recognising the Importance of Investing in our Parents and Community through Mental Health Education
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Baptist Care have worked over the last four years with 4100 families and community in the Salisbury and Adelaide Central area through the Family Mental Health Support Program. We provide strength based, education and mental health outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children, young people, and their families, recognising the importance of a holistic, well-being approach, addressing all the domains of wellbeing including those that do not fall in the mental health professional’s area of expertise. This emphasises the importance of working in partnership with all sectors to support families where they need it the most. Our programs are evaluated to continually improve and ensure best practice, and as a result have grown to be one of the most sought after services of its kind. We work hard to remove some of the barriers that the families face that prevent them from seeking the support they need, however we have a long way to go. Partnering with other agencies, and educating children and young people as well as their parents to recognise and know the signs that can lead to mental illness as a collaborative effort, creating opportunity to support our children to lead a meaningful life.
HOW TO REFERENCE THIS PAPER
Ions, A, "Holistic Support through the Lens of an Early Intervention and Prevention Program: A Systemic Approach Supporting Children & Young People Whilst Recognising the Importance of Investing in our Parents and Community through Mental Health Education" (2018), Hear the Whisper, Not the Roar Contemporary TheMHS in Mental Health Services, Adelaide Conference Proceedings 2018, TheMHS Conference, Adelaide, Australia