Welcome to the youth area of the COPMI website

For young people who have a parent who experiences mental illness.

It can be tough… but you’re not alone!

If your parent experiences mental illness, it’s normal for you to have all kinds of different feelings.

It might be hard to know how to cope with your parent or understand why they act the way they do. This can leave you feeling angry, stressed and helpless…and a whole lot of other things!

In this section of the website you can find out about mental illness and how to get help if you need it.

About mental illness – watch this first!

'It can be pretty stressful sometimes...but the good thing is that you can actually come out of it a much stronger and better person.'.

Dan, 19

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For use by families where a parent has a mental illness, their supporters, and services who work with them.