Expressions of interest


Professionals – are you interested in trialling COPMI (Beta version) resources?

From late 2013 to early 2014 the COPMI national initiative, with research support from Monash University, are testing several new resources that are being developed for practitioners who work in the area of families where a parent has a mental illness. 

We need your help!

We require volunteers (who are professionals) to trial each resource online and give us feedback. 

If you think that any of the online resources below are relevant to your current or future work please express your interest by clicking on the link below and entering your name and contact details. 

  • You will be contacted in coming months by Monash University researchers regarding specific trial dates (expected between Oct 2013 and Jan 2014). 

  • Along with testing the resources you will also be required to give some feedback (e.g. fill out an online survey or a possible phone interview) regarding your experience with the resource.

Note that the researchers have gained ethics approval from Monash University for collecting your comments.

What are the resources and what is involved?


1. Pathways of care

The ‘pathways of care’ resources will enable those working with families where a parent is identified as having a mental illness and children in the 0-5 year age range to respond to child and family needs and/or refer to appropriate services.

The resource is designed for those working in either mental health, early childhood education and care, or child and family services.

  • Estimated time testing the resource: Approximately 2 hours
  • Estimated time providing feedback to researchers: Approximately 1 hour

Express your interest here
 

2. Advanced eLearning course module of ‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’

For the last 3 years the COPMI website has provided an eLearning course (‘Keeping Families and Children in Mind’) which develops workers’ skills and knowledge in the area of parental mental illness. 

A new advanced module will focus on supporting and responding to the needs of infants and toddlers of parents experiencing mental illness.

  • Estimated time testing the resource: Approximately 2 hours
  • Estimated time providing feedback to researchers: Approximately 1 hour

Express your interest here 
 

3. eLearning course ‘Let’s Talk about Children’ pilot test

An eLearning course and associated supporting resources for mental health service providers to implement the 2-3 session ‘Let’s Talk About Children’ intervention for parents attending mental health services.

  • Estimated time testing the resource: Approximately 4 to 6 hours
  • Estimated time providing feedback to researchers: Approximately 1 hour

Express your interest here