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Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) provides online material to support children who have a parent experiencing mental illness.  COPMI provides information and advice on support services.  Online information is available for parents, children and friends, relatives and workers associated with the family. COPMI also works to reduce the stigma attached to parental mental illness.

Services provided

  • Online resources for parents and children
  • Online resources for healthcare professionals and organisations
  • e-learning courses for healthcare professionals
  • Interactive map displaying prevention services and helplines 


Available to anyone in Victoria concerned about a parent with a mental illness.

How to access

To view their online resources


COPMI is a free service. 


  • If your parent experiences mental illness, it is normal for you to have all kinds of different feelings.