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Dr Kate Blake-Holmes joined the school in 2013 having worked for 10 years as a senior social worker with in both community and acute teams mental health teams, during this time she also practised as a Best Interest Assessor (MCA 2005), and an Approved Mental Health Professional (MHA 1983).
Both her teaching and research reflect her specialism in mental health social work and services. She teaches across the BA, MA and CPD programmes with a focus on mental health and the law.
Kate continues to be a registered Social Worker under Social Work England and practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional for the Local Authority.
Her doctoral research explored the experiences of children growing up with a parent with mental ill health, how they made sense of their experiences and their own identity within them. Her research interests continue to focus on families who experience parental mental ill health and young carers. She works closely with local authorities, NHS mental health trusts and charitable organisations to ensure her research is co-produced with both service users and practitioners.
Kate is commitee member of
- The International Research Collaborative for Change in Parent and Child Mental Health.
- The Young Carers Alliance
- The UK Parental Mental Health Network
Kate serves on the board of trustees for the MAP youth services https://www.map.uk.net/
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The impact of acquiescence: A model of coping developed from children of parents with mental illnessBlake-Holmes, K., Maynard, E. & Brandon, M., 3 May 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Advances in Mental Health.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Young people's transitions from residential to foster care: An evaluation of Norfolk County Council's Enhanced Fostering Service (EFS): Main reportBlake-Holmes, K., Cook, L., Payne, R., Coleman, J. & Bushell, M., 1 Aug 2022, Centre for Research on the Child and Family (CRCF). 97 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
‘It's making his bad days into my bad days’: The impact of coronavirus social distancing measures on young carers and young adult carers in the United KingdomBlake-Holmes, K. & McGowan, A., Feb 2022, In: Child & Family Social Work. 27, 1, p. 22-29 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)7 Downloads (Pure)
Understanding the needs of young carers in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemicBlake-Holmes, K., 1 Jul 2020, 9 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile61 Downloads (Pure)
Young adult carers: making choices and managing relationships with a parent with a mental illnessBlake-Holmes, K., 2020, In: Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. 18, 3, p. 230-240 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Citations (Scopus)23 Downloads (Pure)
Chairperson of the International Research Collaborative for Change in Parent and Child Mental Health
Blake-Holmes, Kate (Recipient), 2 Dec 2022
Engagement Awards 2021
Blake-Holmes, Kate (Recipient), 9 Jun 2021
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Understanding the needs of young carers in the context of the COVID -19 global pandemic
Kate Blake-Holmes (Presenter)2020
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