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

Parenting: being a Mum

Mum with son on shoulders

It takes time and effort being a mother. It can be fulfilling and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and stressful.

It’s important to make sure you are caring for yourself physically and emotionally so that you can deal with challenges and be at your best for your children.

No matter what stage you're at - you can benefit from the information below to ensure you've considered what lies ahead and better manage the challenges you may encounter.

Mum's Information

Mums and Dads are both important

Whether you are a mother or a father, both roles are important in your child’s development. However our culture can at times place the emphasis of parenting on the mother which is not only unfair to the parents, but also to their children.

COPMI has separated our information into content for Mums, and content for Dads. We have done this to acknowledge the differences between parents, and also to appeal to fathers and ensure the importance of their role is not underestimated.

Other Helpful Links for Mums



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Are you a parent with depression or anxiety?

Help your family understand. Find out how to discuss mental illness with them.