Most parents find raising children to be both challenging and rewarding. Experiencing mental health problems can make some of these challenges of raising children more difficult at times.

Through timely coordinated and supportive action, the FaPMI program aims to improve the lives of children, young people, parents and families where a parent has a mental illness.

It can be a difficult task to know how to start a conversation about your mental illness with your children. To help you have these conversations we have developed parenting packs to use as a starting point when talking with your family. Please feel free to ask for a parenting pack or have one mailed out to you.

FaPMI support programs aim to build on your parental skills and foster family connectedness, enhancing relationships for both parents and children.

Support includes:

  • Parenting programs
  • Parent support groups
  • Supported playgroups
  • Support programs for children & adolescents
  • Family therapy or individual counselling
  • Access to child and adolescent services
  • Help with talking to your child’s school

For further information:

FaPMI Co-ordinator
‘River’s Edge’
66-68 Faithfull St.
Wangaratta, Vic 3677
Phone: (03) 5722 4837


Contact your case manager and request a referral to the FaPMI Co-ordinator who will then arrange a time to meet with you.