"The Family Focus DVD and intervention promote dialogue about the illness..."The impacts of ongoing depression and anxiety are borne by the whole family. When parents suffer depression or anxiety, it creates an environment where children can sometimes blame themselves or internalise stresses, which can of course create further problems as they grow up.
This program creates a way to open up a dialogue among family members. The DVD footage really portrays the nature of depression and anxiety within family and community structures where work, parenting, business and schooling interact to create points of stress.
The scenes created to show the families experiencing stress are highly emotive and provide a living example of some of the reasons why men may not feel they can discuss their problems with their partners and how their emotions may be projected onto family and community members as anger, withdrawal or aggression.
- Family Focus Overview Page
Family Focus is a three-step, evidence-based public health program set to prevent mental health difficulties in children of parents with depression and/or anxiety.
- Family Focus E-Learning Program Registration
Registration for the Family Focus e-learning and associated information.
- Family Focus DVD Footage For Adults (Part 1) and Children (Part 2)
DVDs are available for ordering after completing the elearning program.
Children Of Parents With A Mental Illness (COPMI)
77 King William Road North Adelaide, South Australia 5006
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