Promoting better outcomes for children andfamilies where a parent experiences mental illness.
Young people explain to others what mental illness is and how to understand symptoms a parent may experience.
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It's important for you and your mental health, and it's also important for your child. Accepting help is a positive life skill that you can role model to them.
The following information is for dads who suspect they may have mental health problems, those who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, or who have a partner with a mental illness.
You might like to start by exploring these resources, to get a better understanding about mental illness, and gain helpful advice on what can help and how to go about getting support.
This collection of videos features dads with mental illness (or with partners who experience mental illness), their children and health workers talking about their experiences and offering advice.
Download or print the information sheets below. Also check out the 'Helping my child and family' pages.
Other helpful resources for dads:
Free, interactive eLearning courses for mental health and allied health professionals.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)Ground Floor, 77 King William Road, North Adelaide. South Australia, 5006
© Emerging Minds, 2015 The Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative is funded by the Australian Government.