Family of Parents with a Mental Illness Program (FaPMI)

Our FaPMI program aims to improve services and resources for families where parents or older adults have a mental illness. This is done by working with staff from Peninsula Health and other organisations to ensure services work with your family and children in mind. We aim to ensure your children are not invisible in care provision and the important role of parenting in your life is supported and strengthened.  

We recognise that without support and information, children of parents with a mental illness can face challenges which may affect them. We know that supporting families  assists not only the children but also a parent’s recovery. Strong family relationships provide a solid base for children and the strength and resilience of families is recognised by the FaPMI program.    

Who we support 

Our FaPMI co-ordinates a range of group programs for families, and partners with agencies to support families across all ages, including pregnancy, early years, primary and secondary school, adults and grandparents. 

We aim to support parents, carers, children and families to build a better understanding of mental health conditions through direct contact, providing information, books and other resources.

Our FaPMI works with services to improve service delivery to better meet the needs of families and children. We also provide education, support, resources and secondary consult to services working with families where a parent has a mental illness.  

How to access FaPMI 

If you are a current client of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service you can ask your treating team to contact FaPMI on your behalf

If you are not a current client you can contact via email for more information on resources and referrals to our group programs.

Please note – The FaPMI program does not provide ongoing direct support or ‘case management’ for families.