Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI)

The overall aim of the state-wide FaPMI strategy is to reduce the impact of parental mental illness on all family members through timely, coordinated, preventive, and supportive action. This program has built on an initiative developed between Barwon Health Mental Health, Drugs & Alcohol Services and Barwon Child Youth & Family.

 Aspects of the service include:

  • Education of mental health staff & other relevant disciplines, in areas such as family focused practice, impact of parental mental illness and drug and alcohol problems on children and appropriate referral options
  • Primary, secondary and tertiary consultation to families and workers
  • Facilitation of free peer support programs to children 9 to 12 years affected by parental mental illness/drug and alcohol issues.
  • Provision of resources to workers and families, appropriate to program.

Referrals came be made directly to FaPMI Coordinator Dawn Foster

P 52226911   M 0423 025 450   [email protected]

  • Address:

    222 Malop Street, Geelong

  • Contact Hours:

    8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

  • Car Parking:

    On street parking available

  • Phone Number:

    03 5222 6911

  • After Hours:

    1300 094 187

  • Fax:

    03 5222 6933

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.