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Mental illness is common—and often presents for the first time, worsens or comes to attention with the demands of a young infant. This is also when the family are adjusting, wanting to do their best—and a critical time for attachment, the blueprint of future relationships which can protect against later mental health problems for the children. This training looks at the potential interplay between parental mental illness and attachment problems, and how working with these families can provide a better outcome for them all.


  • Anne Buist — Austin Health
  • Polly Cox — Austin Health

Eligibility criteria

These are free events designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH) and lived experience workforces (LEW) working in either public clinical or community mental health state-funded roles. Other workforce in partner organisations, such as AOD organisations or ACCHOs, may sometimes be eligible. Please note, if you do register for an event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.

Categories: Capability 9 - Delivering holistic and collaborative assessment and care planning, Working with infants, children, and younger persons
Disciplines: Allied Health, Medical, Nursing
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Infant, Adult

Tuesday 15 August 2023
09:00 to 12:00
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Provided by Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)
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