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The Coloured Kit: Supporting families where a parent has mental illness/dual diagnosis

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The Coloured Kit aims to support and empower young people and families affected by mental illness or dual diagnosis to think about, and plan for, what they want to happen if a parent is suddenly unable to care for their children.

The Kit is divided into three booklets:

  1. The Young People’s Section (divided into 4 colour-coded sections and a care plan)
  2. The Worker’s Section
  3. The Support Services and Other Resources Section

The Youth Booklet

While the Kit is oriented more towards young people aged 12 – 16 years old, it can be used for a variety of age groups and circumstances. It is made up of four parts: 

  1. The Introduction
  2. Getting Support
  3. My Care Plan
  4. Getting Info & Keeping In Touch

The Worker's Booklet

The Worker's section is a step-by-step guide on how to support a young person to use The Coloured Kit. It has been designed to be used by a variety of professionals who may have contact with families affected by parental mental illness / dual diagnosis.

Support Services and Resources (ACT)

This booklet provides information about services for young people and families in Canberra and a list of websites and other resources.

Whilst the support information is Canberra-based, the other information will be just as important to other Australians.

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