Little Munchkin’s Supported Playgroup for COPMI – Wangaratta

Supported playgroups for parents with a mental illness and young children

A supported playgroup for parents who have a mental illness and complex family needs. The playgroup provides a pathway for families to access other community child centred programs and acts as a referral base for more complex needs, for both parent and child.

The playgroup sessions run every Monday during the school term from 10am to 2.30pm.

Children that attend playgroup are exposed to a variety of play experiences. Parents are encouraged to engage with their children via play learning through observation and peers. Activities are easy for parents to adopt at home, fostering good parent/child attachment.

PPP parenting workshops have been introduced to some of the playgroup sessions to support families with their parenting skills. A facilitator attends these sessions while the children continue with supervised playgroup activities. A support group that is separate to the playgroup is available for the parents enabling peer support and an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss the management of parenting and mental health concerns.

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