Supporting children of parents with a mental illness – A resource for primary-school workers

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

This booklet offers information to primary school workers about how they can help students and their families, when these children have a parent who experience mental illness.

‘Families where a parent has a mental illness are often at risk of being excluded from the school community due to the nature of, and the stigma associated with mental illness. School staff may need assistance to feel better equipped and confident in their skills to engage with and make people with mental illness feel included.’

Further information regarding how teachers can work with parents who experience mental illness, their carers or support people, and young people themselves at the Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) website.

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