This doctoral research explores the experiences of families when a young person, aged 12 to 17, has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD.
As a result of the research, I will offer information that could be used by various practitioners who work with young people and their families, about how families manage day-to-day life with a young person who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD. Information could be used to improve care for young people, and support them and their families.
Invitation to parents to participate in research on the experiences of families when a young person has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD
What is involved for participants?
I’d like to meet one (or both) parents at a convenient time and place, to have a conversation about experiences of caring for a child/ young person diagnosed with depression, anxiety or ADHD. I will ask some questions, but would like participants to tell their story of what is important to them about their experience. I would like to explore feelings of diagnosis, how the family has been involved in treatment decisions, and the routines associated with everyday living. If parents think it appropriate, I would also like to talk with young people about their own experiences. Interviews will be audio recorded. Everything said during these conversations will be confidential and data will be de-identified.
If you live in Melbourne or Sydney and would like to receive more information to give to families you know, or you are a parent who would like to participate, please contact Caroline:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0420 235 816
This study is supervised by Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic and Dr Mark Davis, School of Social Sciences, Monash University and has approval from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee – Project Number CF14/711 – 2014000277