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Can you be a good parent if you have a mental illness?

When a parent becomes mentally unwell, good parenting can become more difficult.

Most people will have mild or short lived problems. But some will be more severe.

It's thought between 50% and 66% of parents with a severe and enduring mental illness live with at least 1 child. That amounts to about 17,000 children and young people in the UK.

About 175,000 young carers in the UK are caring for a parent or other family member with mental health problems.

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Sun 9 Mar 2014 12:00