Webinar: What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
The Mental Health Professionals’ Network, in partnership with the Australian BPD Foundation and Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria is producing a free webinar series to increase clinicians’ expertise and ability to provide high quality, responsive, evidence-based treatment, care and support for people with BPD.
Webinar: What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
The Mental Health Professionals’ Network, in partnership with the Australian BPD Foundationand Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria is producing a free webinar series to increase clinicians’ expertise and ability to provide high quality, responsive, evidence-based treatment, care and support for people with BPD. Please note, the webinar is for practitioners only.
The 7th National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference – 18 Oct 2017
The 7th National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia. The conference provides an opportunity for clinicians, practitioners, consumers and carers/family members from across Australia to come together to collaborate, share information and educate the wider community. The conference attracts delegates from every corner of Australia and signifies a significant step forward in the advancement of knowledge, awareness and services for a misunderstood illness.
The 7th National BPD Pre-Conference Workshop: Early Intervention for BPD – 17th Oct 2017
A preconference workshop “Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)” will be held by Professor Andrew Chanen on the 17th October 2017
This workshop will cover the current research evidence about BPD in young people and present a model for best practice early intervention services for youth with BPD and associated problems.
Launch of the WA Branch of the Australian BPD Foundation
Attendees will be invited to add information to the tree of knowledge for WA based services, people interested in the work of the WA Branch, things that work, identified gaps, and aspirations for the future of the WA Branch of the Australian BPD Foundation.
Community Information and Support Session: Fostering Hope and Optimism
Community Information and Support Session for family members and other people who care about someone who is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder….Ballarat (Vic)
Victoria’s Celebration Night!
Lisa Webb, Lived Experience presenter, and entertainer Zeke Ox, will be raising awareness for BPD on this special evening at The Theatrette, South Melbourne Town Hall.
BPD information display at 7th International Carer’s Conference
Carers Australia will be hosting the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 October 2017. See the MIND booth at the Conference.
South Australia Movie & Discussion Night – ‘Borderline (A Film)’
The SA Branch of the Australian BPD Foundation are planning a movie night with supper & after-movie discussion. ‘Borderline’, released in 2016 in the US, is a documentary/movie of a of woman with BPD, starring experts such as Gunderson, Linehan, Zanarini and Poor.
NSW Awareness Week Event
The NSW branch of the Australian BPD Foundation in partnership with Mental Health Carers NSW, Project Air Strategy NSW and the Mental Health Professional Network are holding an awareness raising event.
Hear about the recovery journey of consumer (Mahlie Jewel), and carer (Peter Heggie). Presented by the NSW Branch in conjunction with Mental Health Carers NSW and Project Air Strategy.
BPD Family Fun Day – Aboriginal Traditional Weaving and BBQ
The BPD Family Day which will include Aboriginal Traditional Weaving and a BBQ is happening on the 7th October 2017 in Canberra.
BPD: Stigma to Strength Art Exhibition & Opening Evening (ACT)
Art Exhibition at Belconnen Community Services Art Gallery. Opening event will be on Wednesday, 4th October at 5.30pm.
Launch of national ‘BPD Consumer and Carer Survey’ results
The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) has run two surveys, one for consumers with a lived experience and one for families and carers affected by BPD. They will analyse this data and have the Report/s ready for Ian Hickie, Mental Health Commissioner and Director Brain Mind Institute to launch (and comment on) during BPD Awareness Week 2017.
Sane Lived Experience (On Line) Forum: Living with BPD – your questions answered
In the session, we will be inviting people with lived experience of BPD to answer the questions submitted in the lead up.
Consistent with SANE’s approach to the forum we will be framing it as people with lived experience of BPD are the experts.
Launch of ‘Toward A National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy’ for Mental Health Professionals
The Australian BPD Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr Peggy Brown, CEO, National Mental Health Commission will officially launch ‘Upskilling and engaging clinicians working with people with BPD and their families’ – stage 1 of the National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy.
- Amber tells of her battle against this misunderstood mental illness (published in the SA Advertiser 1st October 2017)
- Borderline Personality Disorder: From stigma to strength (published in the Ballarat Courier 29 September 2017)
- Govt's BPD policy "manifestly inadequate", advocates warn (published in (SA) InDaily 26 September 2017)
- SA Media Release Sanctuary WeCan 18 September 2017
- SA Media Release 18 September 2017
- Ballarat Media Release