Growing up in families with substance abuse or mental illness
Many children grow up in families with substance abuse or mental illness.
There are often serious consequences for their health, education and employment. This also applies when parents are seriously ill or have died. With support for children and parents, the intergenerational pattern can be broken...
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Carers and caring in Sweden
Carers refer to family, close friends, significant others or neighbours, in short - anyone who provides a variety of emotional and practical help, support or care to people that suffer from a long-term illness or disability. This caring is generally unpaid and carried out on a voluntary basis...
Currently the 290 municipalities in Sweden offer different types of support. Some types of support are aimed directly at the carer such as psychosocial support, carer support groups, health and well-being activities and education. Some of the services are indirect because they are provided to the cared for person such as day centres and respite care...
Senast uppdaterad 2017-01-27 av Emil Svensson, ansvarig utgivare Lennart Magnusson