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9 April 2015

By Anna Nelson

A look at the Ministry of Health's new national COPMIA guideline

The Ministry of Health will soon release the national COPMIA guideline, currently in draft. This guideline will outline the responsibilities all mental health and addiction services have to the children of parents with mental illness and or addiction (COPMIA) and their families and whānau. For some, this is going to mean a big shift in the way that services operate.


5 March 2015

By Te Pou

Children of parents with mental illness and or addiction (COPMIA) update

Handover Issue 30 - Summer, March 2015. The effects of familial mental distress, problematic substance use and/or problem gambling on children are complex and varied.