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1-7 October 2024

Living Life Well: Recovery & BPD

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The 2024 theme for BPD Awareness theme is
'Living Life Well: Recovery & BPD'

Our theme for 2023 looked at how others could contrubute positively to the wellbeing of people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

People living with BPD often experience stigma and discrimination which remains a significant barrier to accessing appropriate care.

There are several evidence-based treatments for BPD, such as Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), Schema-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP). However, these may require many years of mastery and often have limited availability. Recently, structured generalist approaches have been developed drawn from the core principles of ‘what works’ from these specialist therapies. They have been proven to work for people experiencing BPD.

The core principles of care can be easily incorporated in the practice of health professionals, expanding access to treatment and ensuring every interaction can make a therapeutic. difference.

Be the difference, make a difference, by applying the BPD core principles of care in your practice.

The campaign aims to deepen the existing knowledge health professionals have about BPD and discover more about the key principles of care that make the difference. New resources will be available soon.

This year's BPD Awareness Week Ambassador is A/Prof Jo Beatson OAM who over many decades has aimed to improve clinical understandings, access to treatment and treatment effectiveness people living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in Victoria and Australia-wide. She has contributed substantially to changing negative community and professional attitudes towards people living with BPD.

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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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BPD Awareness Week Info Poster for 2022

BPD 2022 awareness week – Information Poster

See the Person alongside their diagnosis, symptoms and survival actions.

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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