Project: Young Kin – The mental wellbeing of children as next of kin
The Young kin project is about the mental wellbeing of children as next of kin (CANOK). That is children whose parent (or other co-habiting family member) have serious health issues (mental disorder or disability, serious physical illness or injury, are addicted to alcohol or other agents) or have died unexpectedly. The project unveils the life conditions of young children as next of kin (12-15 years old) and the impact on their mental wellbeing. It also co-develops and tests a psychosocial intervention for primary and secondary prevention of mental health issues usually linked with being children as next of kin.