Authors: The forum is an interagency group
Event: 2002 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: QLD
Award level: Bronze
Award category: Mental Health Promotion or Mental Illness Prevention Program or Project
Abstract: The KOPING Forum is a collaborative, interagency group of service providers and consumer and carer representatives, working together to meet the needs of children and young people, and their families, where a parent is affected by a mental health problem. The Forum has initiated a number of service development strategies, training and group programs, and has developed resources for both service providers and families. The KOPING Forum has a strong consumer and carer participation focus and has worked to align the programs strategies with state and national priorities, and local community needs. Description of Facility/Organisation: The KOPING Forum is an interagency group made up of representatives from mental health, education, child protection, community child health, Parent Aide and family support programs, non-government organisations including ARAFMI, Schizophrenia Fellowship and the Carers Association, youth agencies, police, general practitioners, drug and alcohol services, Centrelink, welfare groups, and consumer and carers. The KOPING Forum operates over the northern suburbs of Brisbane including the Pine Rivers Shire, which is the catchment area of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Health Service District.