What you can do

You’re keen to help, but you probably want to know what it might involve

How you can get involved

As a parent, partner, child or carer living first-hand with mental illness in your life, you are well qualified to participate in the development of our materials that lead to better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.

There are several ways you can get involved. Our Lived Experience Coordinator will work with you to match your skills to the things that fit with your availability, interests and experience.

Ways you may participate

Here’s a taste of some of the things that people with lived experience get involved in:

  • Guidance and advisory groups
  • Coproduction of information and resources
  • Focus groups for children and young people
  • Peer reviews
  • Peer research
  • Workforce development projects
  • Educate and train workers
  • Media representation (spokespeople)
  • Contribute to newsletters and news items
  • Participate in special community or interest groups
  • Present at conferences
  • Contribute to journal articles
  • Sit on staff selection interview panels 

Register your interest

To join our valued network, please complete a registration of interest form. We’d love to hear from you.

Students and volunteers

COPMI has successfully worked with students and volunteers in the past, although not routinely. Our primary focus is to involve people with lived experience.