Improving opportunities and outcomes for parents with mental health needs and their children

Published January 2009

IThis collaborative report was produced by Barnardos, the National Social Inclusion Programme/Care Services Improvement Partnership, SCIE and other key partners. The report looks at the implementation of Action 16 of the government’s Mental Health and Social Exclusion Action Plan (2004). The key message of the Action 16 programme was ‘think family’. Through awareness-raising, sharing and disseminating knowledge and developing resources for positive practice, it has successfully influenced emerging policies and work-streams across children's and adult services to focus more clearly on improving outcomes for families. The Action 16 partnership demonstrates how agencies from health, social care and the voluntary sector working closely together can achieve positive change for vulnerable families.

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