Brisbane North: Launch of the local MHPN BPD Network

The network was established to meet an identified need in the region – for networking, sharing resources, and support for professionals involved in service provision to individuals living with BPD.

Melissa Kent will present on the launch of the network and refreshments will be provided

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Melbourne: BPD Community-Celebration Night

BPD Community: The first Week of October is BPD Awareness Week. This year we are again celebrating this event with our 4th consecutive Celebration Night. Every year we take time out to party and celebrate the year’s successes. It is the opportunity for the Board of Directors to report to our community on our achievements over the year. It is the chance to listen to a story of recovery and celebrate an individual’s personal journey, this year Gabrielle Blair will be presenting her journey towards recovery. And joining as usual to entertain us will be Zeke Ox.
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Webinar: BPD and Families – What’s the Connection?

Listen to a webinar featuring a panel discussion with Dr Perry Hoffman, co-creator of Family Connections and President of the National Education Alliance for BPD; Liz Hodgman, carer peer and Family Connections facilitator; Jake Hodgman, person with lived experience of BPD; Carolyn Bright, DBT clinician Fremantle Hospital and Family Connections leader trainer; Jennie Fitzhardinge, webinar facilitator and Family Connections facilitator, and Terri-Lee Hill, Family Connections facilitator.

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Ballarat (VIC): Learning More About BPD-a workshop for carers

This one day workshop for families, friends and others who support someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis of BPD) provides information about BPD and how to best support the person whilst still caring for yourselves. The group will explore a number of educational and practical approaches to learning new skills in the context of a safe environment amongst other carers. *Please note this workshop is for families and friends of people with BPD - not workers Register: rohan(at)bhs.org.au or (03) 5320 3047
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Perth: BPD Awareness Week Picnic in the Park

We invite you to bring along a picnic or bbq and join us in raising awareness for Borderline Personality Disorder week on Saturday 6th October 2018 11.30am – 1.30pm.

Lived experience speaker and Australian BPD Foundation WA branch committee member, Carissa Wright will share her experience travelling to New York recently and visiting the US based charity Emotions Matter.

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Canberra: FREE Family Day 7th October 2018

Join us for the BPD Awareness Week FREE Family day with Sausage Sizzle, Art, Mindfulness and Self Care activities.

Please bring your own blankets and chairs. Plenty of parking and public toilets available.

NB This is an alcohol FREE event. For more information and to register: bpdawarenessact(at)gmail.com  
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Sydney: BPD Awareness Week Event

Join us for a FREE evening of Networking and Nibbles at our 2018 BPD Awareness Week Event, featuring a number of presentations.  .

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Online Carers Forum: supporting your partner experiencing BPD

Sane Online Forum Topic Tuesday: Supporting your Partner Experiencing BPD with a special guest.  More information to follow. Tuesday 23rd October 2018 7pm AEDT. To register go to: https://bpdfoundation.saneforums.org
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Melbourne – Mindful self-compassion workshop

Learn about self-compassion, what exactly it is, and how you can begin to apply it in your everyday life 2nd October 2018 Some of the main features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) include intense emotional distress, self criticism and self-loathing. Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself for various inadequacies or shortcomings, self-compassion means you show yourself kindness and understanding when confronted with difficult experiences. Mindful Self-Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing especially when faced with hardships, when we experience loss, stuff up, hurt each other, or just feel miserable. It’s during these times that we are often also so harsh on ourselves. Registration essential
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First anniversary of the Ipswich-West Moreton MHPN BPD and BPD Awareness Week celebrations

Join us to reflect on the past 12 months, plan for the next, and hear from Lived Experience speaker Keiran about the journey towards recovery here in Ipswich.

Wednesday 3rd October 10.30am-12pm For more information Melissa(at)melissakentpsychology.com.au
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Adelaide: Lived Experience Event

Join us for a FREE evening of Lived Experience voices at our 2018 BPD Awareness Week Event.

Hear Lived Experience advocates Aaron and Tanya speak about BPD and their paths to recovery and the latest updates about the SA BPD Centre of Excellence.  Share your thoughts on what consumers would find helpful.

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Media Posts

A collection of articles and interviews from the Australian Press.

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