Sustaining efforts to improve family well-being with parents with mental ill health and substance (mis)use

Allchin, Becca, Albermann, Kurt, Blake-Holmes, Kate, Gatsou, Lina, Hine, Rochelle, van Doesum, Karin and Nicholson, Joanne (2024) Sustaining efforts to improve family well-being with parents with mental ill health and substance (mis)use. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 15. ISSN 1664-0640

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Research conducted over the past 30 years has developed an extensive body of knowledge on families where parents experience mental ill health and/or substance (mis)use, and interventions that are effective in improving their outcomes. A more recent focus has also explored the importance and nuance of implementation. This perspective article reflects on the concept and practice of sustainability within this body of work and considers underlying assumptions in the field about the goal and direction of interventions that make clarity about sustainability difficult. We identify challenges for understanding sustainability, relating to how and who defines it, what is measured and the impact of context. We conclude by considering how we might be better able to plan and design for sustainability within this field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Data availability statement: The original contributions presented in the study are included in the article/supplementary material. Further inquiries can be directed to the corresponding author. Funding information: J. Nicholson received funding for this work from the U.S. National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (grant #90dpcp0012).
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability,implementation,family mental health,or substance (mis) use,children of parents with mental ill health
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2024 10:30
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024 09:30
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2024.1376409

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