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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Who Cares? A video by Young Carers in the UK

Practitioners Training Resource

This short film was developed by Young Carers who attend Time Out Young Carers Project in Loughborough. It raises awareness of the issues and experiences young carers have faced and it is told in their own words.

The content supports young people, teachers and other practitioners to be aware of the challenges young carers face, to gauge an understanding towards the needs of this group and to prompt discussion on how they can be better supported.

For more information click here for a link to The Jitty website.

Who Cares? from The Jitty on Vimeo.

COPMI – Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

COPMI (children of parents with a mental illness) is a national initiative based out of Australia that develops information for parents, their partners, carers, family and friends in support of these children. This information complements online training courses developed by COPMI for professionals to support families either individually or through community services and programs.  Click here to view the COPMI Australia website.

Anna and the Sea

The Anna and the Sea Association (Association Anna et la mer) is a non-profit organization based in the province of Quebec, Canada that works to promote the health and well-being of children having a parent or a loved one suffering from mental illness.  A peer support group for children aged (7-12) and (12-17) provides general inforrmation about mental illness to the children and gives them the necessary tools to understanAnna_et_la_Mer_coverd and deal with their realities
A children’s book named Anna and the Sea written by Rebecca Heinisch is also available for purchase to help with the understanding of mental illness.  It is available in both French and English.  For more information, click on the link to go directly to the Anna and the Sea website.