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

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‘Pathways of care’ resource

This is a resource that supports professionals and teams to reflect on the information resources, networks and supports available for children, parents and families. It can be used by workers in different ways, including: As an individual collaborating with a parent As an worker researching on behalf of a parent who is not physically there […]

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Fathers – Finding Support (Arabic)

Translated into Arabic: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Fathers – Finding support (Chinese)

Translated into Chinese: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Fathers – Finding support (Dinka)

Translated into Dinka: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Fathers – Finding support (Hindi)

Translated into Hindi: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Fathers – Finding support (Vietnamese)

Translated into Vietnamese: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Piecing the Puzzle Together: Raising young people when mental illness is part of your life (Hindi)

Translated into Hindi: This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It’s also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you’re not as well as you’d like to be and […]

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Piecing the Puzzle Together: Raising young people when mental illness is part of your life (Dinka)

Translated into Dinka: This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It’s also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you’re not as well as you’d like to be and […]

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Family Talk guide for professionals

This guide provides information to professionals on how to use the Family Talk DVD as part of the Family Talk intervention (a three-step, evidence-based intervention designed to help families create a shared understanding of depression and/or anxiety.) Professionals: Find out more about the Family Talk method. Professionals: Find out more about the free Family Talk […]

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Father – Finding support (Swahili)

Translated into Swahili: This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Family Talk (Arabic)

Translated into Arabic: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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Family Talk (Vietnamese)

Translated into Vietnamese: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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Piecing the Puzzle Together: Raising young people when mental illness is part of your life (Swahili)

Translated into Swahili: This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It’s also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you’re not as well as you’d like to be and […]

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Piecing the Puzzle Together: Raising young people when mental illness is part of your life (Spanish)

Translated into Spanish: This booklet is for people living with a mental health problem or mental illness, whose children are aged between 2 and 7 years. It’s also for partners, family and friends. It contains helpful ideas about being the best parent you can when you’re not as well as you’d like to be and […]

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Family Talk (Hindi)

Translated into Hindi: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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‘How can I help my child?’

This guide helps parents to reflect on their mental illness and symptoms (including the impact on their parenting and on the family) and offers practical tips on how to build child and family resilience.  

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‘When your parent has a mental illness’

This booklet is for teenagers of parents who experience mental illness (aged 12 to 15 years and above). It helps young people to better understand their parent’s mental illness, answering common questions that they have. The resource has been produced alongside professionals, parents and young people with a lived experience of a parent’s mental illness. Parents […]

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Practice guidelines example – for the ‘Keeping in Touch with Your Children’ poster

This practice guidelines document has been kindly shared by the Northern Area Mental Health Service of Victoria. The document provides guidance and suggestions on how to facilitate each of the nine menu items shown in the ‘Keeping in Touch with Your Children’ poster. An informative Q&A describes the development of this resource, and how it […]

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Partners in parenting – One of six information sheets for fathers

This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about the importance of working together with your child’s parent when there’s conflict.

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Keeping In Touch With Your Children ‘Poster’

The Keeping in Touch with Your Children ‘Menu’ poster was developed for use in any acute adult inpatient unit in Australia. The poster is intended to help services to promote and support the parenting role of individuals by presenting ways that parents can keep connected with their children during their stay. View a Q&A regarding […]

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Finding support – One of six information sheets for fathers

This two-page information sheet is one of a set of six sheets for fathers. It provides information about finding the right support when you experience a mental illness. Includes a comprehensive list of support options.

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Family Care Plan

The whole family will feel better if they know what to do should a crisis occur – and putting it in writing as a care plan and sharing it with everyone involved means they all know who is responsible for what and when.

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Baby Care Plan

The whole family will feel better if they know what to do should a crisis occur – and putting it in writing as a care plan and sharing it with everyone involved means they all know who is responsible for what and when.

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Care Plan for Kids and Young People

The whole family will feel better if they know what to do should a crisis occur – and putting it in writing as a care plan and sharing it with everyone involved means they all know who is responsible for what and when.

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Swahili)

Translated into Swahili: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Chinese)

Written in Chinese: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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Family Talk (Swahili)

Translated into Swahili: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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Family Talk (Spanish)

Translated into Spanish: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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Family Talk (Chinese)

Translated into Chinese: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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Family Talk (Dinka)

Translated into Dinka: Developed in partnership with families and young people, this booklet contains tips and information for parents with mental health problems, their children, other family members and support people. Topics include answering questions, discussing things as a family and planning for times when the parent may be unwell. Also included are ‘press out’ […]

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Vietnamese)

Translated into Vietnamese: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Spanish)

Translated into Spanish: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Arabic)

Translated into Arabic: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Hindi)

Translated into Hindi: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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The Best For Me and My Baby (Dinka)

Translated into Dinka: This booklet was developed with and for women with a mental health problem or mental illness – and their partners – who are thinking about having a baby, are new parents or are about to have a baby. It encourages health professionals and parents to work together to manage mental health during […]

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COPMI flyer for parents and families

Designed for distribution in reception areas, on community notice boards, at conferences & events. For parents who experience mental health problems, or are diagnosed with a mental illness, their partners and supporters. It lists information and resources available from COPMI and includes contact information.

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Community Mental Health Service Family Friendly Checklist

Check how ‘family-friendly’ your inpatient or community mental health services are by comparing them with the COPMI checklist. They have been developed from information provided by parents with a mental illness, their partners, support people and children as well as service providers.

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Talking with teenagers about mental illness – Information sheet

This two-page information sheet provides tips on talking with teenagers about their parent’s mental illness.

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Talking about mental illness with children of primary school age – Information sheet

This two-page information sheet provides tips on talking with primary school aged children about their parent’s mental illness.

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Talking about mental illness with toddlers – Information sheet

This two-page information sheet provides tips regarding talking with toddlers about their parent’s mental illness.

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