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International

The Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family – This conference is interdisciplinary and international in scope.  The aim is to bring together professionals working in the field of mental health, family members and other stakeholders in the area of parental mental health. – Click here to view conference presentations

Europe

Camille Project – A multi-country European initiative involving Finland, Norway, Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany.  The project seeks the Empowerment of Children and Adolescents of Mentally Ill Parents through Training of Professionals working with their families.

European Federation of Families of People with Mental Illness (Eufami) – EUFAMI was founded in 1992 after a congress, which took place in 1990 in De Haan, Belgium, where carers from all over Europe shared their experiences of helplessness and frustration when living with severe mental illness. They resolved to work together to help both themselves and the people they cared for.

Australia

Children of Mentally Ill Consumers (COMIC) – COMIC is comprised of a group of adult children who share a common interest for children of mentally ill consumers. The group shares a common perception of the past failure by the mental health services to acknowledge them as children with unique needs and offer support

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) – COPMI promotes better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.

France & Quebec

Guide indispensable – A French language PDF document created as a result of a collaboration between France and the province of Quebec to respond to frequently asked questions by friends and family of people with mental illness.

Italy

My Mother has Bipolar – A blog by a young woman who has a mother with bipolar disorder

The Netherlands

Survival Kid – This is a Dutch web-based preventive intervention for young people aged 12–24 years who have a parent or sibling with mental illness.

United Kingdom

The Kidstime Foundation – Provides information, resources and support for children and young people who are the carers of parents, or siblings, who have a mental illness, as well as all children affected by a parent’s mental illness.

Rethink, the leading national mental health memership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.  We provide hope and empowerment through effective services and support to all those who need us, and campaign for change through greater awareness and understanding.

The United States

FAMpod – An American site providing information about William Beardsleys & colleagues’ program to support families in which a parent experiences depression.