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Working with parents with mental health issues

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Last updated on 1 March 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Some parents with mental health issues may find it challenging to communicate with you about problems relating to their child. This guidance from a consultant psychotherapist is designed to help you work with parents who may have a variety of needs.

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  1. 1 Understand where the parent is coming from
  2. 2 Talk to the parent calmly
  3. 3 Consult with community mental health specialists
  4. 4 Safeguard staff
  5. 5 Keep records
  6. 6 Managing aggressive behaviour
  7. 7 Parent learning programmes

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