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National guidelines for a comprehensive service system to support family caregivers of adults with mental health problems and illnesses

National Guideslines for CaregiversThis report describes the needs of family caregivers – individuals who care for adult family members living with mental illness in Canada. It describes many of the major concerns and needs of these individuals and makes recommendations for support services and policies to better support the caregiving they provide and lessen the associated challenges. It also proposes an evidence-informed, comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of family caregivers.

The guidelines were developing using a three-part process that included a literature review, input from family caregivers, persons living with mental illness, and service providers, and suggestions from the Family Caregivers Advisory Committee, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and key stakeholders in different mental health areas.

EENet has developed a Research Report Round-up of the report, “National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses.” To read it download it below.

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format.

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Categories: Mental Health , Treatment, Supports, and Services