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1-7 October 2022

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The 2021 message for BPD Awareness Week is 'Discover Creative Wellbeing'.  It aims to encourage thinking beyond the conventional concept of 'therapy' - to consider creative therapies and explore creative ways to promote positive outcomes.

This year's message is designed to build upon the 2020 campaign 'Flipping the Script: Changing 'the Narrative on BPD' which identified a gap in treatment programs addressing a person's complex sense of self, self-stigma and negative self-narrative.

‘Discover Creative Wellbeing’ has a 3-pronged approach:

For people experiencing the symptoms of BPD:

Increase access to creative methods of expression and communication, supporting visual and audio practices, peer support, thinking outside the standard verbal therapy box.

For supporters/carers/families:

How can they encourage and instil more creative thinking and ways to approach wellbeing?

For those working with people living with BPD:

Thinking outside the box in terms of treatment practices and methods. How can they encourage and instil more creative thinking and ways to approach wellbeing? Encouraging expression and communication in creative ways – song writing, music, poetry, letter/journal writing and non-verbal communication such as prompt/strengths cards.

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Organisations who are pioneering best practice for BPD in Australia.

Through research, best-practice and advocacy.

Australian BPD Foundation
A group of volunteer consumers, carers and clinicians passionate in promoting the ready availability and accessibility of appropriate services for everyone impacted by BPD.
Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria is the Statewide Centre of Clinical Excellence for Personality Disorders.
About Spectrum 
Project Air
The Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders is an internationally recognised leader in research, education and treatment.
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BPD Collaborative
SA's state-wide service incorporates supports, treatments, consultation, training and research.
About BPD Collaborative

Access resources for working with people diagnosed with BPD.

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Flip the script - BPD poster pack

BPD 2020 awareness week – Service support poster pack

Flip the script on BPD with this year's poster pack.

BPD 2021 awareness week – reframing poster pack

Helping reframe the conversations surrounding BPD

BPD clinical practice guidelines 

Guidelines for the management of BPD.
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Increase Medicare-funded visits for BPD and other complex mental health conditions

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