The PRIMERA research programme at the Centre for Mental Health and Communtity Research, funded by the HSE, aims to help develop services to support the whole family when a parent has mental health issues.
It has been estimated that up to one in five children and young people live in such families. Christine Mulligan is a PhD student working with the PRIMERA research programme. In the Irish Times article below, Christine reflects on her experiences of growing up in a family where there were mental health difficulties. The other PRIMERA team members, Prof. Sinead McGilloway and Dr. Mairead Furlong, also discuss the programme within the article.
Christine and Prof. McGilloway also featured in The Bridge 2018, the Maynooth University alumni magazine. This edition was circulated as a pull-out in the Irish Times in December 2018. The magazine article (pg. 14) can be accessed via the following link: https://issuu.com/maynoothalumni/docs/bridge_2018_web_version/14 via @iss