Family to Family Workshop series – 6 sessions for the whole family where a parent experiences a mental illness.

This partnership arises from the family members themselves saying “”what we really needed was a place where the whole family could learn and share together about mental illness and how it affects each of us””.

The primary aims of the F2F project are:

  • to increase resilience of children and families living with parental mental illness;
  • to empower and equip families to take an active role in addressing the impact of parental mental illness on their children and on the family system; and
  • to improve quality of family life and support the recovery journey.

The secondary aims of the F2F project are:

  • to strengthen local collaborative networks of agencies, workers and families;
  • to develop peer leadership capacity amongst people living with parental mental illness (including parents with illness, partners/carers and families);
  • to provide an opportunity for workers and peer facilitators to gain skills and confidence in working with COPMI families; and
  • to develop a model for whole-of-family COPMI workshops that can be replicated elsewhere.

The workshops provide a space for families to share, learn, reflect and plan.

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