How to support the ‘invisible’ children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction

+Print Archive
Practice

How to support the ‘invisible’ children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction

owl

Guest contributor

Hiran Thabrew
Family dynamic
Parental substance abuse is associated with an increased risk of violence towards children

MENTAL HEALTH

GPs are often the first point of contact for children who are vulnerable to the effects of their parent’s mental illness or substance addiction. This article provides family-centred, strengths-based approaches for supporting these children and their families

The acronym COPMIA refers to children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction… Key points Children of parents with mental illness an