‘Let’s talk about children’ (Let’s Talk) is a brief, evidence-based method that trains professionals to have a structured discussion with parents who experience mental illness about parenting and their child's needs.
It aims to make this conversation a routine part of the alliance between parents and professionals where they can explore the wellbeing and development of children and how their parent's mental illness is understood by them.
Who is it for?
adult mental health settings
primary health care
child mental health
child and youth services.
Why take the course?
It can be integrated into the recovery model.
It supports healthy parent-child relationships, promoting protective factors for the child’s wellbeing.
The method is evidence-based, with demonstrated outcomes for parents, children and families.
It improves understanding of issues facing parents when they have a mental illness.
The course includes demonstrations of the method in practice in different settings.
It is interactive, practical and engaging - making learning easier.
It includes links to practical resources that can be used in practice.
It is estimated that the course will take between five to ten hours to view(including watching videos and completing assessments). However, you can complete the course in several sessions at your own pace. The last page you visit will be bookmarked so that you can jump straight back to where you left off - whenever it suits you, 24/7.
The COPMI national initiative's courses are endorsed for CPD hours for a range of professional associations' requirements. Find out out more about CPD status inside the eLearning system.
ACRRM: 30 PRPD points.
RACGP QI and CPD Program Category 1: 40 points.
GPMHSC Focused Psychological Strategies Continuing Professional Development (FPS CPD)
ACMHN: 6 points (1.5 CPE points per module)
Members of The Australian Psychological Society and Occupational Therapists can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS or OT Australia.