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The FaPMI service development strategy was implemented in Victoria in 2007 by the Department of Health. The aim of the statewide strategy is to reduce the impact of parental mental illness on all family members’ especially dependent children and primary care givers who are in supporting roles.

FaMPI coordinators are employed to work closely with their area mental health service and external agencies to support and develop programs that reflect the needs of families in the area.

Coordinators do not provide direct clinical care although do offer the following;

  • Secondary and tertiary consultation with mental health workers and external agencies.
  • Support specific peer programs that are designed to meet the needs of children, young carers and parents. Such as parenting support.
  • Increase the capacity of mental health services and network partners to respond appropriately to parents with mental illness. By providing family focused practice that acknowledges the needs of parents and their dependent children.
  • Coordinated and flexible education, training and support to the mental health workforce and external agencies.
  • Resources are available to parents and their children, throughout the service or can be accessed through mental health workers.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures focus on identifying the presence of dependent children, and young carers that may be heavily involved in the needs of their parent.

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Mental Health Informaiton

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What is depression?

What is anxiety?

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What is psychosis?

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For more informaiton or support:



Wodonga Office:

4 Watson Street Wodonga

P: 02 60517950

24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line

1300 881 104


Wangaratta Office:

Dixon Street Wangaratta

P: 03 57225347

24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line

1300 783 347




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