Helping my child and family: parents with mental illness

The Children of Parents with a Mental Illness national initiative (COPMI), Australia

This website section includes information to help parents who experience mental illness be prepared and think ahead about the ways in which they can support their child and the family unit (during tough times, and when things are running smoothly).

It includes specific information on the following topics:

  • ‘Keeping connected when you are unwell (or in hospital)’
  • ‘Talking about mental illness with your child’
  • ‘Your child’s support network’
  • ‘About care plans’
  • ‘Talking to your child’s school’
  • ‘Maintaining routines’
  • ‘Managing household chores’
  • ‘Worried about your child’s mental health?’

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