COPMI - Children of Parents with a Mental Illness - Keeping families in mind

Get Help

It might help to read this with an adult.

Sometimes it can feel very lonely – but there is help out there.

Girl on phone



  • It’s ok to talk about how you feel.
  • Talkingcan really help.
  • Talk to someone you trust – like family or friends.
  • If you don’t have someone you trust then call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.


  • Kids Helpline is always open and you can call them to talk about anything at all on 1800 55 1800.


What do I say?!

  • If you are asking someone for help, tell them how you feel and what you are worried about.
  • There is no right or wrong thing to say.
  • You don’t have to be embarrassed.
  • You are not letting your Mum or Dad down by asking for help.

If you want more in-depth info go to the Teenagers/Young Adults section.




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