How well are we supporting the parenting of people who use our services?

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 31st January, 2019

Being a parent can be challenging. It is even more challenging for people who have mental health difficulties and for the parents of children who do. We are committed to supporting people who use our services who are parents.

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study which aims to build evidence about the way our practitioners work with parents.

What is involved?
To help us develop an understanding of the barriers and facilitators to mental health practitioners supporting parenting we would appreciate it if you could complete a short (less than 10 minute) questionnaire which can be accessed here.

Who else is involved?
We are asking all practitioners working in Adult mental health across our organisation to complete this questionnaire. Your response will help us to develop a clearer picture of what is going on for both practitioners and people who use our services.

This research is actively supported by Devon Partnership Trust's Management Team and is being run as part of an ESRC-funded PhD project at the University of Sussex.

Please be assured that all data is confidential and your responses will anonymised so that you will not be identifiable in any reports that come from the study.

If you have any questions about the study or the questionnaire, if you would prefer to complete a paper version, or would like copies of the questionnaire to distribute, please contact Iona Cairns on 01392 674117 or email quoting "parenting study". Alternatively, contact Abby Dunn on

To access the questionnaire please click here.

To view the flyer click here.