Parent Support

Parent Support


Information
Kites – Kids Plan (NZ) – This plan encourages thinking ahead, to be prepared in the event your mental illness (or any other major illness) may result in difficulties responding to all needs of your children for a period of time.

Links
Family Works (NZ) – Family Works Northern (formerly known as James Family) is the child and family services division of Presbyterian Support Northern.  Our areas of focus include Parenting strategies, Domestic violence and other forms of abuse, Family relationship issues, Communication skills, Confidence and self-esteem, Problematic behaviour(s), Grief and loss, Support dealing with Government or other organisations.
Glen Innes Family Centre (NZ) – We have a variety of services available to everyone within the Glen Innes community.  We also have a variety of programmes and workshops on offer.  All our services are provided in a safe and confidential manner.
Healthy Place – Parenting Community (US) – In our Parenting Community, you’ll find in-depth, authoritative information on various aspects of parenting as well as parenting a child with a mental illness.  We also have comprehensive information on the different psychological disorders in other HealthyPlace.com Communities.  Our goal is to help you learn about parenting, mental health disorders, and to offer you support in managing your and/or your child’s psychiatric symptoms.
Helpguide.Org (US) – When it comes to parenting, there’s no such thing as a one-size–fits–all approach.  Part of being a good parent is being flexible and creative.  But some things are universal. All children need emotional understanding, compassion, affection, encouragement, consistency, and limits.  These are the basic building blocks that allow you to tackle any parenting challenges you face.
NZ Ethnic Social Services (NZ) – NZ Ethnic Social Services Trust (NZESS) offers services to “Ethnic people from all round the world” ‎who have come to make New Zealand their home.  Our aim is to help you settle into New Zealand and ‎help you create a healthy family.  We are “multi cultural” community organization and all our staff are ‎migrants who know how difficult it can be adapting to New Zealand way of life, so we understand you.‎  One-stop-shop for all your needs.‎  We provide wide range of information and services which related to refugees / migrants settlement issues.
Parent Port (NZ) – Research by the Maternal Mental Health Foundation and the North Shore Parents Centre in the 1980’s led to the establishment of Parent Port in 1986.  Their brief was to provide easily accessible, immediate, short term practical service to assist the mothers of pre-school children when they are temporarily ill, emotionally stressed, in a crisis situation or for other reasons needing help to care for their children.  There are now a number of similar organisations in the Auckland area which are listed in the contact page.
Supporting Our Family Kit – COMIC (AUS) – We are a group of Adult Children that have grown up with a parent living with a mental illness.  As we were growing up there were some things that could have helped us. COMIC promotes awareness of the children’s needs.  Acknowledgment and education about mental illness is our top priority.  Parenting is challenging, and we empathise with the added difficulties that living mental illness can bring.  This Supporting Our Family Kit has been put together with the aim of encouraging discussion of mental illness with your child / children and maintaining the family unit.
Ministry of Education (NZ) – Team up with your kids, their teachers and your whānau to encourage and support your kids as they learn. Research shows it makes a big difference to their future.