COPMI promotes better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.
Over a million Australian children have at least one parent with a mental illness. These children may face many challenges. A range of factors associated with families where a parent experiences mental illness can have a negative impact on a childs development and wellbeing.
The COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) national initiative develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children. This information complements online training coursesdeveloped by COPMI for professionals to support families either individually or through community services and programs.
This website is the primary way our information is accessed. We also work with health care providers, community support groups, educators, service organisations and the media.