'Voices of Parents' theatre performance re-developed into a short film
In partnership with the Melbourne Playback Theatre Group and parents with children with a disablity, the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing program, developed a theatre performance to share the experiences of parents with key stakeholders. This theatre performance has now been redeveloped into a film.
The mental health and wellbeing of children with disabilities is a priority research area, with up to 49% of parents reporting mental health problems. Caring for a child with a disability can impact on all areas of a parents’ life, including their physical, social and emotional wellbeing, employment and social relationships. To support parent’s mental wellbeing, services and polices need to be changed and solutions must be identified. It is essential that any solution is shaped by parents’ experiences and that parents have a voice in shaping such solutions.
Dr Elise Davis