The COPMI Consultant works across Adult and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to support the needs of children and families where a parent experiences a mental illness or mental health disorder.  We provide:

  • Family focused interventions with children and families impacted by parental mental illness.
  • Joint family assessments with adult mental health staff.
  • Brief counselling and psycho-education with children and teenagers - debriefing and education about mental illness (the child or the parent has to be the client of mental health services).
  • Targeted group work with children.
  • Targeted parenting support programs (Tuning in to Kids and Circle of Security) for parents living with mental illness or a mental disorder, and
    their partners.
  • Training and consultation to mental health staff working with clients with dependent children.

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Eligibility

Families with children under 18 years where parent, sibling or significant other family member are affected by mental illness.

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Royal North Shore Hospital Community Health Centre,
Level 2, 2C Herbert St
St Leonards, NSW 2065

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Available during business hours

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Lower North Shore & Ryde: 02 9462 9222

Hornsby: 02 9485 6155

Northern Beaches: 02 9466 2500