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Children caring for parents with mental illness: Perspectives of young carers, parents and professionals

Jo Aldridge


Little is known about the experiences of children living in families affected by severe and enduring mental illness. This book provides an in-depth study of children and young people caring for parents affected in this way. Drawing on primary research data collected from forty families, this book presents the perspectives of children (young carers), their parents and the key professionals in contact with them. The book contributes to the growing evidence base on parental mental illness and outcomes for children. It examines the experiences and needs of children caring for parents with severe m ... More

Keywords: children, families, mental illness, young people, parents, young carers, key professionals, parental mental illness, consequences, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861344007
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Aldridge, author