Skip to Content

Living with a parent or family member who experiences mental illness can be tough. Learning more about your parent’s mental illness can help you feel more in control and cope better with what's going on. It can also help you find better ways to support the person you love.

These websites have great resources and advice, including finding someone to talk to, how to get help at school, and tips for looking after yourself.

COPMI  - Children of parents with a mental illness
Promoting better outcomes for children and families where a parent experiences mental illness

Sane Australia
Guides and resources for families, friends and others caring for someone with a mental illness
1800 187 263

Online mental health organisation for young people and their parents offering practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing support to young people and their families going through a tough time
1800 650 890

Young Carers NSW
Telephone support and online information about caring for a family member, friend or relative
02 9280 4744 or 1800 242 636 (free call)

Kids Helpline
24 hour telephone counselling service and web counselling for children and young people
1800 551 800

24 hour telephone counselling
13 11 14

Was this content useful?
Your rating will help us improve the website.
Last updated: 24 Sep 2019