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Health visitors family focused practice

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    A multi-perspective exploration of health visitors’ family focused practice with families impacted by maternal mental illness in Northern Ireland.



  • Contact name

    Rachel Leonard

  • Contact email

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    2 years, 11 months, 28 days

  • Research summary

    Maternal mental illness is a major public health issue. Increasingly, policy recommends a whole family approach, for families impacted by maternal mental illness. The aim of the study is to explore multiple perspectives of health visitors’ FFP with families impacted by maternal mental illness. Practicing health visitors, mothers who have a mental illness and their partners are eligible for the study. The study will be conducted across the five health and social care trusts. The study will commence in September 2017 and will aim to be completed by September 2019. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire and take part in semi-structured interviews.

  • REC name

    West of Scotland REC 3

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    29 Jun 2017

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion

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