I wanted to learn how to heal my heart: Family carer experiences of receiving an emotional support service in the Well Ways programme

Kim FOSTER

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Abstract

Family carers of people with mental illness provide an immense contribution to society in caring for mental health consumers. However, carers can experience substantial burdens and poor health outcomes themselves. Recognition of their needs for education and support has led to the development of a range of family education programmes. Throughout Australia, the Mental Illness Fellowship Australia offers the Well Ways programme, a group-based, family-to-family, education programme that provides information and aims to increase carers' capacity to care effectively for themselves, their families, and the mental health consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-62
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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