FAPMI (Families of Parents with Mental Illness) – Barwon, Colac

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

A joint project initiative between Barwon Health Mental Health and Glastonbury Community Services, operational since 2003. Funded as part of the statewide FAPMI with additional funding from Barwon Health and Glastonbury.

Elements of the project include:

  • Education of adult mental health staff, school, child and family sector.
  • Facilitation of group programs for adolescents and primary school aged children who have a parent/relative with a mental illness (PATS and KIDZ CLUB).
  • Co-facilitation of group programs for children/adolescents who have a parent with a dual diagnosis.
  • Primary and secondary consultation to families.

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