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15 November 2014

Positive Mental health for Families

Positive Mental health for Families

A national roll out of the Parents Plus and Working Things Out programmes as a targeted, family focussed intervention, in school settings.  

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Introduction and Background

The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (PPAP) & the Working Things Out Programme (WTO) initiative  is a collaboration between Parents Plus and the 3Ts Foundation and brings teenagers & their parents together to work pro-actively on positive mental health. The programmes are evidence based and promote positive mental health and communication in families, thus reducing the risk of more entrenched mental health problems amongst young people, especially those who might be vulnerable or identified as at risk.  It aims to build the coping skills of young people and show them how to seek help at a time of crisis.  Uniquely the programme is family centred and shows parents how to attend to the mental health needs of their children (as well as their own) and thus has the potential to improve parental mental health and well-being and improve family relationships.