Interested in becoming a SKIPS presenter?
Becoming a SKIPS Presenter strengthens and enhances the roles of professionals who work with Primary School staff and children in their final years of Primary School.
Professionals who currently make great SKIPS Presenters include:
• School Psychologists
• Mental Health Clinicians
• Child and Youth Workers
• Community/Family Mental Health workers
• Health Promotion officers • Community development workers
• School Focused Youth coordinators
• Welfare coordinators
• Senior Teachers
• CYMHS workers
• COPMI/FaPMI workers…
Free Webinar on Supporting Family Recovery.
Emerging Minds and COPMI national initiative are hosting a free webinar about how practitioners can support recovery in families affected by a parent's mental illness.
Thursday 11th August 1.30-2.30 AEST.…
Girls with Attituted is a self-discovery program for young women experiencing difficulties dealing with their emotions, struggling with significant relationships and other issues.…
New videos clips for young people have been launched by the Children of Parents with a Mental illness (COPMI) national initiative, to help young people aged ten years to young adulthood. The short clips aim to strengthen children's understanding of their parent's mental illness and how symptoms can affect their parents' behaviour.…
Elizabeth Thomas, a recently retired Victorian primary school Principal, speaks about the value of having the SKIPS program run in schools.
View the video here: https://youtu.be/73urTr1Sum8…
On Tuesday 21st April, the Honourable James Merlino MP launched a resource booklet developed for Primary School staff wishing to better support families where a parent has a mental illness.
The launch was attended by the local community and included: Principals, Wellbeing staff, local government School Focused Youth Coordinators, parents, children with a parent with a mental illness and professionals working in the mental health and education fields.
To read the articles that appeared in the local paper please click here.
SKIPS was funded by The Australian Government Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) in 2012 as part of the Child Aware Approaches program. This funding has enabled the development of this website and the new SKIPS Presenters manual and the roll out of training of new SKIPS Presenters from October 2012 - February 2013.…