The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has launched their national evaluation report ‘Supporting Those Who Care: Partners in Depression National Program Outcomes’ report
The report draws attention to the potential risk of poor mental health and wellbeing amongst the 2.6 million Australians who care for someone with a mental illness. The national evaluation of the Partners in Depression program demonstrates the need for evidence-based interventions that focus on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of carers. Partners in Depression is one of the only evidence-based group education programs that provides cost-effective tools and resources for people who care for someone with depression, helping them to develop coping strategies and self-care abilities.
Without the Partners in Depression program families, friends and carers who love, live with or care for a person experiencing depression would not have access to the necessary information and skills to build individual and family resilience, and manage the impacts on their own mental and physical health.
The national evaluation of Partners in Depression has been published as a series of five summary reports. They are available for download here