In this edition
- Introducing ‘Let’s Talk’: COPMI’s new eLearning course for professionals
- Order free COPMI resources
- Family-centred services report and resources
It’s time: The Let’s Talk About Children (Let’s Talk) eLearning course for professionals is ready for use.
About the course
Designed for adult mental health professionals, the course provides training in a brief and structured discussion with parents who experience mental illness. It allows parents to discuss parenting, the wellbeing and development of their child and how their mental illness is understood by them.
The Let’s Talk course includes practical video demonstrations, implementation guides plus video reflections from parents and professionals who have participated in the intervention. The course also includes a booklet for parents to take home (offering ideas and strategies about how to strengthen resilience in their child and family) and a booklet for teenagers that parents can choose to share with children aged 12 to 15 years.
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Access the course now
To access all features you require:
- broadband internet access
- an up-to-date version of your web browser (ie Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari)
- flash player (download Adobe flash player for free here).
Professionals in mental health and allied health areas: Do you know that the COPMI national initiative offers free resources that you can provide to parents with a mental illness, their families, carers and supporters?
Some materials can also be used to support your work (such as the checklists below).
Available resources include:
- Free DVD for parents with depression/anxiety – on building child and family resilience by discussing mental illness.
- Fact sheets on talking about mental illness with children – for different age groups.
- Fact sheets for Dads – with advice on parenting when you or your partner experience mental illness.
- Care plan templates – for ‘Baby’, ‘Kids and Young People’ and ‘Family’ situations.
- Checklists – for inpatient and community mental health services.
- Various booklets – for parents living with mental illness, their partners and families.
- Various flyers – about COPMI information on our website for families, kids and young people, family and friends and more.
Order your copies now
Order your paper copy materials here – we deliver to you at no cost within Australia
View COPMI materials available – download pdf versions
- View translated fact sheets and booklets – in seven community languages
In late 2013 the COPMI national initiative explored the nature of user-driven services and how they can be achieved.
The final report on Family-Centred Services includes the outcomes and recommendations from the Mental Health Services (TheMHS) pre-conference workshop ‘Putting Families and Children at the Centre of Recovery’. It was planned and facilitated by the COPMI National Lived Experience Forum members.
We want you to participate
We encourage you to view and download COPMI’s visual representations of family-centred services and contribute your own experiences to the ongoing conversation about what family-centred services mean for your family or workplace.
View the guest speaker presentations from the workshop, participant recounts, and the workshop workbook and reading list on this page: