About the Service
We provide specialist Mental Health Workers to provide support to parents and carers who experience mental health issues that then impact the home environment for their children to the extent that they are under a plan with social services. We work alongside Oxfordshire County Council as part of a wider team including Specialists in Domestic Abuse, Addiction and Children’s Services to provide the right support for parents experiencing poor mental health.
What can we help with?
We help support parents who experience low mood, anxiety, emotionally unstable personality disorder, grief, the impact of trauma and those who experience suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
Who is this service for?
Parents who require mental health support and are currently involved with children’s social care.
What can I expect from the Service?
In partnership with Oxfordshire Mind and Elmore Community Services, clients are offered up to six individual sessions with adult-facing practitioners embedded in social care teams. These mental health workers provide tools to help parents learn how to manage their mental health better in order to stabilise their environment and ultimately prevent the need for their children to be placed into the care system.
How do we work?
We use what is known as a ‘strength-based approach’ that helps to support people in an individual way with their own individual needs. We work with parents to provide strategies and interventions to help them to manage their mental health and wellbeing.