A Ulysses Agreement is a voluntary process that is used by a person that has a mental illness or mental health concern. The plan outlines to others what they should and should not do to support the children and the parent/s. It also allows the parent to plan how their children will be cared for should they relapse and be temporally unable to care for their children. The wellness part of the plan uses components of the Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP) as designed by Mary Ellen Copeland. A wellness plan outlines what a person does everyday to be the healthiest they can be.
BCSS works with a team to provide families and professionals within the Fraser region (Boston Bar, Hope, Agassiz, Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, White Rock & Surrey) of The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) – Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH).
Our team works free of charge with parents, family members and/or professionals that want to help strengthen families by building an effective plan (Ulysses Agreement) for both parent/s and child/ren. The child/ren in the family must be under 19 years of age as this program is funded by MCFD – CYMH and is one aspect of their overall prevention focus for supporting families with parental mental illness. Contact BCSS provincial office for further information please call – (604) 270-7841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information and resources concerning working with children and families affected by mental health concerns click on the following link www.copmi.net.au
If you are outside of the Fraser Region and would like further information about supporting families with mental health concerns please call BCSS provincial office at (604) 270-7841.