Parenting with a mental illness

Parents and carers have skills, strengths and supports they use to help children thrive. But, if you experience mental health difficulties it can sometimes be challenging to draw on these capabilities. Australian research has found that up to one in four children are being raised by a parent with mental illness. 

Emerging Minds Families offers practical, accessible, and evidence-based information including videos, fact sheets, animations and podcasts. Developed in collaboration with family members with lived experience, practitioners and using the latest research, Emerging Minds Families offers practical, accessible, and evidence-based information.

The resources in this section are designed to provide practical strategies and support for parents, carers and families and most importantly, help build strong relationships, resilience and a solid foundation of support in which families can grow.

Emerging Minds Families has over 70 resources and include a range of topics from:

Talking to your child about mental illness

Parenting with mental health difficulties

Supporting parents living with mental illness and

When your parent has a mental illness.

To view the full Emerging Minds Families resource offering, you can visit their website today.