Some members support a child or grandchild whose parent has been diagnosed with, or has symptoms of BPD.

I know this causes more distress for you as you try to give the best care to the little one (or sometimes not so little!!)

Here are links to some information that may help you in your care for childen or grandchildren.


Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services.
Here is their offering:
Help for children and young people of parents with a mental illnes

Support in Mind Scotland is an independent charity with particular expertise in the impact of mental illnesson families.
They have two publications for children:
Need to Know: A guide for young people aged 11-14 who have a parent with mental illness  and
It’s About You Too! A guide for children aged 8-10 who have a parent with a mental illness


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