ACT, Canberra South - POPPY (Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young) Playgroup
Contact Names: Hilary Ferguson
Organisation: Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre
159 Anketell Street - (Map)
Telephone: (02) 6207 8228
Fax: (02) 6207 0540
POPPY (Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young) Playgroup is a supported playgroup for mums and dads with mental health issues and their children (aged one to five years).
POPPY Playgroup provides an opportunity for individuals to meet others and share experiences while having fun playing with their young children.
Client questionnaires are completed each semester.
- M. Norrie McCain & J. Fraser Mustard, Early Years Study (Final Report) April 1999.
- Burdekin, B (1993), Human Rights and Mental Illness, Australian Government Printing Service.
- AICAFMHA. Children of parents affected by a mental illness. Scoping Project. Canberra: Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association, 2001.
- Cowling, V. ed. (1999) Children of parents with mental illness. Melbourne, The Australian Council of Research, (ACER).
Referral is essential.
Parents and service providers are welcome to contact the Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre to discuss whether the group suits the parents needs.