Children and Adolescent Support Program Access Service (CASPAS) – Townsville

Programs for children and youth of parents with a mental illness (peer support and education programs)

CASPAS is a program for children whose parent/s have a psychiatric disability.

The program has several goals:

  • Enhance the overall wellbeing of children where a parent/s have a psychiatric disability.
  • Encourage and support a lifestyle as is enjoyed by other children and families within the community.
  • Advocate and encourage existing services to improve supports for the family.
  • Increase the education and awareness of children, families and the broader community in relation to the effects of mental illness and psychiatric disability.
  • Minimise the role of children as carers for family members.

CASPAS works with young people directly and their families to achieve these goals.

CASPAS provides Youth Groups, Individual Support for Young People and Family Support.

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