YP-COPMI- Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley and surrounds

Programs for parents with a mental illness (parenting courses and programs)

Covering the geographical areas of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley and surrounds. Consultation and education to Tamworth, Moree, Inverell and Armidale as requested.

YP-COPMI is a clinical team whose staff include a clinical psychologist, two clinical nurse specialists and a registered nurse.

YP-COPMI is part of Child and Adolescent Mental Health however, works within community adult mental health teams in the Hunter region to provide COPMI services which include the identification of vulnerable young people, consultation to adult care co-ordinators, education to families, COPMI group activity days every school holidays and alternating after school programs during the school terms.

The team’s core business is the provision of direct clinical work with children and their families.

YP-COPMI arranges appropriate referral pathways for children and young people if after assessment further need for service is indicated.

The team in partnership with adult mental health services, also sees some older adolescents who are being seen within the adult mental health system and assists adult mental health to provide appropriate age based care.

Education, in service and consultation is also provided to community members, health staff, education, non government organisations and other services regarding COPMI issues.

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