Our objectives

The Australian Government has funded COPMI to continue our work in 2015-16

This extension allows us to promote new work developed, produce important new resources and to expand the awareness and reach of the COPMI national initiative's work.

Goals for 2015-16

  1. Increase access to information for families where a parent experiences a mental illness.
  2. Continue with existing governance, advice and participation activities.
  3. Provide specialist information and guidance to adult mental health services, primary health care, early childhood education, care/schools and child and family services.


Information for families

  • Continue to update, promote and disseminate existing and new online and hard copy COPMI materials.

Provide specialist information, education and guidance

  • Continue to promote and facilitate workshops for mental health professionals.
  • Continue to build and promote the evidence base regarding evaluation of mental health promotion, illness prevention and early intervention strategies for children and families.
  • Continue to work in a specialist advice capacity with key stakeholders and mental health programs to build and promote quality policy and service frameworks for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness.

Governance, advice and participation