Living with and caring for someone experiencing mental health challenges can be very difficult, especially for children that may not yet fully understand what their mums or dads are going through. To emotionally, mentally and physically help children in these challenging times, COPMI was created as a national initiative funded by the Australian Government. In WA, COPMI supports thousands of children and other family members through several programs and services to help them cope with living with parents experiencing mental health challenges.
COPMI WA is a network of families, professionals, and organisations committed to raising awareness of the needs of children and families where a parent has a mental illness and improving their access to information, resources and support services.
- Bringing together organisations to support collaboration to better understand and respond to the needs of children and families where a parent has a mental illness
- Sharing information about resources, education, events, and services
- Highlighting opportunities for family members to contribute to resource development, education and awareness-raising activities, and service and policy evaluations
If you want access to this network of support and resources for children caring for parents experiencing mental health challenges, HelpingMinds can refer you to people at COMPI WA. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the COMPI WA website.
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HelpingMinds’ Family Link Program can reconnect children and parents experiencing the stress of mental health challenges
At HelpingMinds, part of our support services is to help families affected by mental health issues through various programs. Facilitated by our trained peers and professionals, one course of ours is the Family Link Program which involves a coming together of each family member and talking or doing activities together that can help resolve issues and bring the family closer together. This program is perfect for COPMI families that have been affected by the aftermath of mental health problems in one way or another.
For more information about our services and programs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.