Category Archives: Children

Victoria’s story

Authored by COMPI and published on their website at http://www.copmi.net.au/parents-and-families/parents/personal-stories/victorias-story An adult reflects on her experience of growing up with mental illness  Victoria is an adult who grew up with a mother who experienced mental illness. Now in her 40s … Continue reading

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I’m a child carer

Lili shops, cooks, cleans and helps to look after her disabled mother, and her younger brother and sister. Kate Hilpern meets a bright, creative eight-year-old girl, who is one of thousands of Britain’s young carer. Read more.

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Television: Young Carers

Insight, a current affairs program on SBS, recently broadcast a show focussing on you carers. It featured many young carers, as well as Mind’s Carer Consultant Michelle Swann, talking about her experience as a 10 year old caring for her … Continue reading

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How to prevent depression and clinical anxiety in your teenager: Strategies for parents

beyondblue have supported the development of a NEW e-booklet How to prevent depression and clinical anxiety in your teenager: Strategies for parents prepared by The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. The e-booklet offers parents practical advice to help … Continue reading

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WHO IS CARING FOR CHILDREN IN CARE?

Amnesty International has launched the publication “Someone to Care: The Mental Health Needs Of Children And Young People With Experience Of The Care And Youth Justice Systems.” The comprehensive report gives an insight into the experiences of young people in … Continue reading

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Supporting children of mental health patients

Author: Medical PressDate: July 12 2013A study in Norway has found that health professionals caring for people with mental illness have difficulty providing follow-up services to the children of these patients. The law in the country has changed to mandate … Continue reading

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Live info session: Helping parents manage self-harm

Self-harm refers to when a person deliberately hurts their bodies. The most common type of self-harm amongst young people is cutting, but can also include things such as burning or picking at skin, breaking bones and deliberately overdosing on medication. … Continue reading

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Live info session: Helping parents manage self-harm

Self-harm refers to when a person deliberately hurts their bodies. The most common type of self-harm amongst young people is cutting, but can also include things such as burning or picking at skin, breaking bones and deliberately overdosing on medication. … Continue reading

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Parents Bereaved by Offspring Suicide- A Population-Based Longitudinal Case-Control Study

James M. Bolton, MD; Wendy Au, BSc; William D. Leslie, MSc, MD; Patricia J. Martens, PhD; Murray W. Enns, MD; Leslie L. Roos, PhD; Laurence Y. Katz, MD; Holly C. Wilcox, PhD; Annette Erlangsen, PhD; Dan Chateau, PhD; Randy Walld, … Continue reading

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Young Carer Scholarship 2013

Carers Victoria is proud to present the Young Carer Scholarship program 2013, generously supported by Rotary Club of Mount Eliza, the WCF Thomas Charitable Trust and Portland House Foundation. Carers Victoria’s Young Carer scholarships give young carers attending secondary school the opportunity to … Continue reading

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