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Family services

Our family services focus on more than just the individual. We provide services for, and care for, whole families to better support the patient. 


Children of Parents with Mental Illness (COPMI)

Our goal is to improve the outcomes of young people under the age of 25 years who have a parent with a mental illness.

We focus on reducing the impact that parental mental illness has on those in the home. 

This service also supports staff working with families that are experiencing mental health concerns.

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Under 12s, Therapy for Family


We provide assessment and intervention services for families where a child aged 2-12 years presents with complex mental health issues that interferes with their daily life.

We work with families and their support networks to improve the emotional and mental health of children.



Whole Family Team (WFT)

This service is child-centred and family-focused, supporting parents who have mental health and/or drug and alcohol concerns, parental difficulties.

This service is also tailored to support where children’s safety is compromised and a risk of significant harm report is in place.

Our goal is to increase the safety and wellbeing of children and improve their developmental outcomes.

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State Wide Outreach Perinatal Services (SWOPS)

We assist health professionals in managing patients with mental health conditions during the perinatal period (from conception to one year after birth) by providing consultation to discuss potential medications and considerations during and post pregnancy.

We provide counselling for various mental health disorders, as well as mother-infant relationship assessments to assist in determining appropriate interventions and treatments. 

SWOPS delivers education and training to help health professionals handle future perinatal mental health patients.


Perinatal Infant Mental services (PIMHS)

We provide perinatal infant mental health assessment and support to mothers/primary-caregivers with severe mental illness via the phone, home visits or visits to Redbank House.

We support the infant-mother relationship, maternal mental illness and infant development.

We also provide education and consultation liaison to midwives, Child and Family Health clinicians and relevant mental health and community services staff.

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