COPMI (Children Of Parents With A Mental Illness)

Overview

What the service is

The COPMI position is a consultative, supporting role to Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health, and Drug and Alcohol teams within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and has a COPMI strategic leadership duty exceeding both hospital and community services.

What we do

The COPMI role involves:

  • consultation and support to community and hospital based Child, Adolescent and Adult Mental Health, and Drug and Alcohol teams,
  • referral and advice in the area of COPMI,
  • providing education and guidance to clinicians, including joint sessions with families,
  • provision of resources to support COPMI and their families,
  • coordination of relevant activities in cooperation with other staff members, and
  • consultation and association with relevant agencies to develop ongoing partnerships.

For more information visit COPMI website.

How to access this service

Referrals to the Mental Health Service are by calling:

Mental Health Line 1800011511

Mental Health Line is a 24-hour telephone access service.

If it is an emergency call: 000

Contact Information

1-5 Atchison Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Downstairs (of Community Mental Health)
1800 011 511

Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays): 8:30am to 5:00pm