Online support: The potential of the internet as a means of supporting carers of individuals with enduring mental illness

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Abstract

When an individual is experiencing a mental illness, this can also have a significant impact on their carers, often comprising of family members or friends. Carers can provide both invaluable physical and emotional support (a role that can last up to 24 hours a day, 7 days week) to their relative who, without which, would otherwise struggle to cope. Carers are seen to be an essential component of holistic mental health care. There is a move to encourage carer collaboration with professionals in the UK, in terms of their relative’s care, one key example of this being the Triangle of Care (see Worthington & Rooney, 2016). This strives for a partnership between carer, professional and service user for the provision of treatment and support, improving carer involvement within care planning.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalPsychreg Journal of Psychology
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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