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September 23
My Voice Matters – Creative arts workshop
Where: Mind Australia, Henley Beach Road, Mile End
Time: 11:00 am ACDT

Using a range of different mediums, participants are invited to produce art that amplifies and articulates their experiences and voices in context of their journey.

Price: FREE
October 1
Discover creative wellbeing
Where: Lefevre Community Stadium
Time: 2:00 pm ACST

Artist, Linda Bromley, a proud Yarluyandi Simpson Desert woman as she shows her latest artwork and shares her lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder

Price: FREE
October 1
Be: Online Wellness Challenge
Where: Instagram @deep.sea.s and Facebook deepseassa
Time: AEDT

Wellness workshop/challenge connecting creatively & with nature.

Price: Free
October 2
Art session: Circle of support and strength
Where: Online
Time: 7:00 pm AEST

This online open art session will encourage participants to explore and map who and what supports us to stay strong, connected and well.

Price: FREE
October 2
Tipp of the Gully
Where: Second Falls, SA
Time: 10:00 am ACST

Inspired by DBT Skills & Mindfulness practices, this event is an opportunity to connect with other like minded people while also bringing along a family member/friend or two.

Price: FREE
October 3
Badge Making
Where: Drop In Care Space, 106a Hindley Street, Adelaide
Time: 1:00 pm ACST

An afternoon of advocacy, creativity and community.

Price: FREE
October 3
BBQ/Picnic in the Park
Where: Burswood Park Playground
Time: 12:00 pm AWST
Price: FREE
October 3
Tipp of the beach
Where: Semaphore Beach, Adelaide
Time: 10:00 am ACST

Join in the serenity of Semaphore Beach & discover creative wellbeing through a DBT inspired wellness workshop. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Price: FREE
October 3
BPD Awareness Week Picnic
Where: Glenside Health Services Learning and Admin Building
Time: 12:00 pm ACDT
Price: FREE
October 5
Mind Matters
Where: Shine SA, @ 57 Hyde St Adelaide
Time: 2:00 pm ACST

Learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). A person with lived experience will discuss her BPD diagnosis, useful skills and critical moments in recovery.

Price: FREE
October 5
Inside Out
Where: Diverse-City @ 116 Grote St Adelaide
Time: 6:00 pm ACST

Join us for a discussion about mental illness, what it is, and what skills can be learnt to manage distress.

No Bookings Required

Price: FREE
October 5
Topic Tuesday Live Online Discussion
Where: https://saneforums.org/
Time: 7:00 pm AEST

An online Q&A event with Sane's special guests from the Australian BPD Foundation and Sane Community Guide Program

Price: FREE
October 5
Mental Health Nurses BPD Awareness Event
Where: Online via zoom
Time: 7:00 pm AEDT

ACMHN President Prof. Mike Hazelton will chair the event and talk about his experience as 2019 BPD Awareness Week Ambassador. Our guest speakers Rita Brown and Mahlie Jewell from the Australian BPD Foundation will talk about the theme for the 2021 campaign ‘Discover Creative Wellbeing’.

Price: Free for members and guests
October 5
Nature walk and nature mandala
Where: MMGPN - 55 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge
Time: 10:00 am ACST

In this creative wellbeing session, the group will spend time in our local area and utilise everything that nature has to offer to boost mood as well as provide materials for an art workshop following.

Price: FREE
October 5
Beginners Art
Where: Botanic Gardens, Adelaide SA 5000
Time: 11:00 am ACST

The event has been designed to suit all ages, levels & personality types. Like all of Deep Seas' services & events, this event is judgement-free, & welcoming where you are made to feel calm, included & appreciated.

Price: FREE
October 5
Yoga and afternoon tea
Where: MMGPN - 55 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge
Time: 1:30 pm ACST

Current research indicates yoga has particular importance for people who have experienced complex trauma both as a child or in their adult years.

 

Price: FREE
October 6
What’s the HYPE about early intervention? Q&A
Where: ONLINE
Time: 7:30 pm AEST

Prof. Andrew Chanen (Orygen) +Dr Louise McCutcheon plus other guest speakers, discuss the benefits of identification and early intervention of youth with BPD.

Price: FREE ($25 donation)
October 6
Mindfulness art
Where: MMGPN - 55 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge
Time: 10:00 am ACST

The ability to be mindful is known to have powerful benefits for mental health, particularly people who struggle to manage distress and regulate moods.

 

Price: FREE
October 6
My voice matters - Exhibition
Where: Cafe Outside the Square, Adelaide
Time: 10:30 am ACST

A community exhibition showcasing artwork from individuals who may have lived experience of emotion dysregulation and their carers and support people.

To book call Sarah 0498 220 158

Price: FREE
October 6
BPD and Trauma
Where: Online via zoom
Time: 2:30 pm AEDT

Assoc Prof. Sathya Rao will present the latest research and ways of thinking about this complex and potentially divisive topic.

Price: $20/$40/$60
October 7
Paint and sip with us
Where: Headspace Adelaide  – 173 Wakefield Street, Kaurna Country, Adelaide, SA
Time: 1:00 pm ACST

Boost your creativity, enjoy delicious snacks and tunes, and meet new pals.

Price: FREE
October 7
Using art to create a personal reminder for wellbeing
Where: MMGPN - 55 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge
Time: 10:00 am ACST

It can be helpful to have a visual reminder of your personal ways of coping and in this session, we will use art to depict your personal coping strategy.

 

Price: FREE
October 7
Using art to create a personal reminder for wellbeing
Where: MMGPN - 55 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge
Time: 1:30 pm ACST

It can be helpful to have a visual reminder of your personal ways of coping and in this session, we will use art to depict your personal coping strategy.

 

Price: FREE
October 7
Wise Mind
Where: ONLINE
Time: 7:30 pm AEST

Skill training presented by Marie-Paule de Valdivia (NEABPD USA) . Wise Mind is a core concept in DBT, and includes rational mind and emotion mind.

Price: FREE ($25 donation)
October 7
Make your own bath bombs
Where: Headspace Edinburgh North  – 2 Peachey Road, Kaurna Country, Edinburgh North, SA
Time: 1:30 pm ACST

Simply come and customise your own bath bombs at your own pace.

Price: FREE
October 7
BPD Open Day
Where: 4 Eyre Street, Port Lincoln, SA
Time: 2:00 pm ACST

Interactive sessions and presentations as well as refreshments provided.

Bookings not required

Price: FREE
October 7
Victorian Branch National MHPN Event
Where: Online
Time: 7:30 pm AEDT

‘Supporting recovery through understanding neural mechanisms of BPD’ Dr Charlotte van Schie and Mahlie Jewell.

Price: FREE
October 7
Create your own self soothing kit
Where: Headspace Onkaparinga, 3/50 Esplanade, Kaurna Country, Christies Beach, SA
Time: 12:30 pm ACST

Join us in the afternoon and show us your arts and craft skills, and try your hand at making sensory items for your very own self-soothing kit.

Price: FREE
October 8
Family and carer forum
Where: MMGPN - 55 Adelaide Rd, Murray Bridge
Time: 11:00 am ACST

Providing recognition to family and carers and a time to come together and discuss ways of coping.

Price: FREE
October 8
Pop up paint and pals
Where: Headspace Marion  – 233 Sturt Road, Kaurna Country, Marion, SA
Time: 3:30 pm ACST

Spend your afternoon with a paintbrush and canvas in our FREE pop up paint and pals session.

Price: FREE
October 14
Feast queer youth drop in
Where: Shine SA, @ 57 Hyde St Adelaide
Time: 6:00 pm ACST

This Mental Health Drop in includes a speaker sharing her lived experience of mental distress, diagnosis and recovery. Plus zine making and dinner.

No bookings required

Price: FREE

Organising a BPD awareness event

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Time Management

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Budget

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Agenda

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