Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) NSW Framework for Mental Health Services 2010-2015


This is a policy directive from the NSW Government that aims to:

  1. Foster the continuing development of Area Mental Health Services for children of parents with a mental illness and their families; and
  2. Assist Area Mental Health Services in the ongoing development of collaborative approaches with key partners and agencies working with children and their families.

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations – Non Declared, Affiliated Health Organisations – Declared, Community Health Centres, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals.

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