Pursuit of Wellbeing

Staff and Parent Wellbeing in Disability Services

Aim

This study aims to test the effectiveness, cost and acceptability of a program to increase key workers self-efficacy to support parents mental health.

Project Summary

This research will provide a strong evidence base upon which disability organisations can base organisational redesign to optimize health and wellbeing of children and carers within the context of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The 4-year research project is in partnership with Yooralla, a leading Victorian disability organisation, and has worked in collaboration with families of children with a disability. 

Strategies to improve the mental health of parents of children with a disability are urgently needed, and are timely given the current rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia. This program is needed to break the vicious cycle of poor mental health in parents of children with a disability that leads to poorer short and long term outcomes for themselves, their child and their family. Applying a capacity building framework and assessing changes in self-efficacy of professionals this program was developed to not only benefit the wellbeing of parents of children with a disability but also the wellbeing of their Key Workers.

Information for Staff (PLS)

Information for Parents (PLS)

To participate please contact Dana Young. E: dana.young@unimelb.edu.au P: 03 9035 9870

Project Team

  • Dr Elise Davis
    Dr Elise Davis, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program
  • A/Prof Lisa Gibbs
    A/Prof Lisa Gibbs, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Dr Kim-Michelle Gilson
    Dr Kim-Michelle Gilson, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Dana Young
    Dana Young, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Hannah Morrice
    Hannah Morrice, Jack Brockhoff Child Health & Wellbeing Program

Funding Source

NHMRC Partnership Grant

Contact

Contact Name
Dana Young
Email
dana.young@unimelb.edu.au