Young Mums Together: An evaluation of a peer support project to improve the wellbeing of young mothers and their families

Mental Health Foundation, March 2018

Report from the Mental Health Foundation on the feasibility and acceptability of peer support measured in terms of parental confidence, resilience, mental health and future prospects.  A key factor in the success of the project was the role of the facilitator and their ability to manage the interpersonal dynamics and consistent attendance and resource availability.

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Understanding the whole family – The role of families in the lives of people with severe and multiple disadvantage

Revolving Doors, November 2017

This literature review expands upon “Understanding the Whole Person”, a literature review by the Revolving Doors Agency that explored the common concepts for recovery and desistance across mental illness, substance misuse and criminology. This review is a narrative literature review that focuses on a range of topics relating to the role of families.

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Troubled families: supporting health needs

Department of Health, Department for Communities and Local Government and Public Health England, 5 November 2014

The expanded troubled families programme will be working with families who have mental and physical health issues.

The Department of Health, Department for Communities and Local Government and Public Health England have produced a set of guidance documents to help health teams to support the health needs of troubled families and work with local councils.

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