SLaM creates leaflets for children whose parents are admitted to a mental health ward
A set of leaflets for children whose parents are admitted to a mental health ward have been developed to support families.
The leaflets are part of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust's Think Family initiative, which seeks to strengthen how we think about all our patients within their wider family networks.
They are available here:
The leaflets originated from the Friends and Family Clinic, Nelson ward, Lambeth Hospital, identifying a need to support those looking after the children of mothers admitted to the unit - often under traumatic circumstances for the child.
The team wanted a way to help carers, often extended family members, start conversations with children about why their mother had been taken to hospital, through providing age-appropriate written information for the carers to use.