Local Training Opportunities

CHAMPS After School Program Facilitators Training

“CHAMPS Facilitator Training”

The Bouverie Centre will be holding CHAMPS facilitator training in May 2019. Flyer: (PDF, 221KB) (WORD, 15KB)

Training to support mental health workers Clinical and MHCSS

For all NEVIL (North East Victoria Innovative Learning) training opportunities please visit the NEVIL website. 

COPMI National (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness) Professional development resources (webinars and online courses)

The COPMI national initiative offer interactive eLearning courses to professionals in mental health and allied health areas who are in key positions where they can assist parents who have a mental illness, their children and families.

Online courses - accessible 24/7

  • Child Aware practice: This introductory course encourages professionals to understand and talk with parents about the impact of adult problems on children and the role of parents in supporting the safety, wellbeing and development of children. These things should be considered in all service settings - whether you're working with adults, children or families.
  • Keeping families and children in mind: An introductory course supports learners to understand the impact of parental mental illness on the family unit and to recognise the benefits of a family-sensitive approach to working with families where a parent has a mental illness.
  • Supporting infants and toddlers: This introductory course helps participants to understand the impact of mental illness on the family through the antenatal period. It assists the learner to grasp attachment and principles of sensitive communication with parents regarding the needs of their children.
  • Let’s talk about children: Provides training in a brief, evidence-based method that is designed to support mental health professionals to talk with parents who experience mental illness about parenting and their child’s needs.
  • Family focus: Provides training in an evidence-based family intervention designed to promote family communication and problem solving around the experience of parental mental illness.
  • Child Aware supervision: Extends the 'Child Aware practice' course and provides training for team leaders and supervisors in strategies that they can apply to promote child and family-sensitive practices in their service.

All COPMI resources are developed under the guidance of people with lived experience of parental mental illness, leading researchers and service providers in the mental health field.