PArental Wellbeing and Support for parents of young people with mental health problems (PAWS)

The PArental Wellbeing and Support for parents of young people with mental health problems (PAWS) Special Interest Research Group is a group of researchers, parents/carers, young people and people working in charities supporting families and clinicians. The group focuses on the needs of parents/carers linked to having a young person with any mental health problems.

Parents’ and young people’s wellbeing are interlinked. Parents need information and support to help them support their young people. This area has been neglected. Support networks exist in practice, but research is disconnected from this. Health commissioners tell us they increasingly are concerned about parent wellbeing and how to promote this.

For more information, please see the Emerging Minds project page which includes a video about this project.