Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI)
What is FaPMI?
A service development strategy funded in 2007 by DHHS Victoria (Division of Mental Health and Drugs). FaPMIs aims are:
- To reduce the impact of parental mental illness on all family members especially dependent children through capacity building within mental health services and with network partners.
- To foster a change in practice by provision of improved policies/procedures, consultation, training, resources and peer support groups for FaPMI.
The Finnish Association for Mental Health
Children of Parents with a Mental Ilness (COPMI)
Video: What is a mental illness
Video: Looking after of you
Standards of practice for the adult mental health workforce: Meeting the needs of families where a parent has a mental illness Goodyear, et al 2015 Information Booklet
Information about Borderline Personality Disorder for Kids; Compiled by the Australian BPD Foundation and Rose Cuff (The Bouverie Centre) in consultation with staff and members.The booklet may be freely reproduced or photocopied with acknowledgement of the source. Updated September 2014.
FaPMI Book list
FaPMI presentation made by Rose Cuff Tandem Members' Meeting (Dec 2015)
Parental Mental Illness: prevalence and risk to children
- 1/5th to 1/3rd of adult mental health service clients are parents
- 21 to 23% of Australian children have at least 1 parent with a mental illness (Maybery et al., 2009)
- 2 to 3 times higher risk than other children (Maybery et al., 2009)
- 32 percent of these children are at risk to their mental wellbeing (Rasic et al., 2014)
- 1/10th of all presentations to GP’s are for mental health consultations
- Potential for building strengths (Zeighami et al., 2014)
- Many families survive and indeed thrive!
Training courses provided by FaPMI
Keeping Families and Children in Mind: Fostering a 'family-sensitive' approach
This eLearning course supports learners to develop a family-sensitive approach when working with families where a parent has a mental illness. More
Rose Cuff, FaPMI Statewide Coordinator
R.cuff@Latrobe.edu.au or at The Bouverie centre on 9385 5100