Growing up with Parents with Mental Health Difficulties— Ruth Pluznick and Natasha Kis-Sines

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Growing up with Parents with Mental Health Difficulties— Ruth Pluznick and Natasha Kis-Sines

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This paper documents a project with young people who are growing up with a parent with mental health difficulties. The authors discuss how they are able to employ the narrative practice ‘double-listening’ to stories by the young people – listening not only to the challenges that this experience brought, but also asking about the skills, knowledges and opportunities the young people used to respond to these. This and the other narrative principles that informed the project – such as co-research and ‘enabling contribution’ are demonstrated by the inclusion of a therapeutic document from work with a young man, and a transcript of a conversation with a young woman and her mother.

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