Eleanor Staples

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Background: The caregiving experience has been conceptualised as distress or satisfaction attributed to various factors in the carer's external and internal world. Aims: The aim of this study was to test how such factors relate to one another in the framework of a ‘stress-coping’ model using data from a group of carers of people with psychosis. Method:(More)
Background: Despite an acknowledgement of the impact of serious mental disorders on informal caregivers, we still know little about how to best help them. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a two-phased carers’ intervention comprising family sessions followed by relatives’ groups. This intervention was designed to be of ‘intermediate’(More)
The findings of a study investigating carers' accounts about serious mental illness occurring in their family are presented. The narrative form is a primary means of ordering, structuring, and communicating illness experiences, reflecting some of the processes that carers intend to master and understand. Psychotic episodes entail a frightening disruption(More)
The educational experiences and attainment of looked-after children and young people (LACYP) remains an issue of widespread international concern. Within the UK, children and young people in care achieve poorer educational outcomes compared to individuals not in care. Despite proliferation of research documenting the reasons for educational disadvantage(More)
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