• Lyell McEwin Hospital

    Lyell McEwin Hospital

    COMIC's latest project is a special area at the Lyell McEwin Hospital in South Australia for the use of the children of mentally ill consumers and their families.
  • Our Goals

    Our Goals

    • To support the family unit. • To ensure that all children of mentally ill consumers receive information, education about mental illness and they are supported so that they do not feel alone and isolated. • To encourage counselling through agencies and other organisations, to cushion the trauma that some children may face
  • Get Help Now

    Get Help Now

    If you need immediate help or someone to talk to phone: Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, Parent Line 1800 301 300, or Life Line 131 114. In an emergency phone 000.
  • Get a Helping Hand

    Get a Helping Hand

    COMIC recommends the use of the 'Supporting Our Family Kit' for families where mental illness is an issue. It has been put together with the aim of encouraging discussion of mental illness with your children and maintaining the family unit.

Contact Us

We recommend that you contact with an established specialist organisations for further support. COMIC works mainly to raise awareness about children’s rights through providing useful resources and avenues to support. Please contact us for further advice.

About Us

COMIC is comprised of a group of adult children who share a common interest for children of mentally ill consumers. The group shares a common perception of the past failure by the mental health services to acknowledge them as children with unique needs and offer support. Read more…

Resources

COMIC offers a wide range of resources to assist families and children with mentally ill parents. We recommend various associated books that will help with children’s understanding of mental illness and also offer links to other helpful resources found on the Internet.

Support

COMIC recommends the Supporting Our Family Kit for families where mental illness is an issue. It has been put together with the aim of encouraging discussion of mental illness with your children and maintaining the family unit. Other downloadable support materials are also available.