BPD Resources

A selection of resources from the partners supporting BPD Awareness Week 2018

Australian BPD Foundation

Support for People Experiencing BPD

Support for Young Carers

Children’s Book About BPD / Mental Illness

Support for Carers

A Help Tip for Families & Carers relating to someone with BPD

Books About BPD

Articles and other Publications About BPD

National Conference Presentations

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Mind Australia

Mind Australia Limited is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers. We have been supporting people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for 40 years.

This year, they will support more than 12,000 Australians on their personal recovery journeys across Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia.

Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

They provide services in diverse communities in Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, ranging from the inner-city and suburbs to regional and remote areas.

Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders (NSW)

Treatment Guidelines

Fact Sheets

Tips and strategies for managing BPD

Videos from experts with lived experience 

National and NSW services directory

Parenting can be hard with BPD – but small changes can make a big difference

Staying connected for families and carers

Early intervention in schools – what teachers, students, parents need to know

Hopeful treatment – Mahlie Jewell talks about getting help

Personality disorder: A mental health priority area. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria

Spectrum specialises in treating people with personality disorders, especially BPD. This expertise includes working with clients who have complex care needs, managing significant clinical risk, as well as offering treatment using several evidence-based approaches. They offer specialist treatment to a small number of people, generally from the public mental health services.

Strategies for coping with BPD

Developing a plan to help manage a crisis

Support for families, friends and carers

What can carers and supporters do to help?

Mental Health Carers NSW

As the peak body for mental health carers in NSW, MHCN represents the interests of mental health carers in NSW. MHCN regularly consults with carers across NSW to gain information on their opinions and experiences with the mental health system. MHCN uses the information gained in these consultations to provide feedback on policies and services on behalf of carers to the NSW Ministry of Health and to other government bodies.

By influencing changes in policy, legislation and service provision, MHCN aims to make a positive difference to the mental health system for carers.

Top tips for carers of someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (bpd)

Personality Disorder Service Guide for NSW


BPD Awareness ACT

BPD Awareness ACT has been established to work within the Canberra Community to educate and raise awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in order to reduce the stigma and provide a better understanding of BPD to our local community.

BPD Community

BPD Community is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing a voice for all members of the BPD community in Victoria. BPD can be a very isolating illness for all those affected. BPD Community exists to help ease that sense of isolation and replace it with a supportive community of like minded people who understand the challenges of BPD.

Family Connections

Family Connections, a free 12 week evidence based programme for family and friends of someone who cares for a loved one with borderline personality disorder.

Helping Minds WA

Helping Minds WA promotes mental wellbeing by supporting individuals, families and friends to recovery in metro and regional Western Australia

Mental Illness Fellowship Australia

Our national federation strengthens all of us in our efforts to be innovative and reflective in all of our practices — and to become well-enough known to ensure no-one misses out on available help.

We give priority to persuading funders, policy makers, politicians and potential corporate sponsors to invest in community resources which reflect these common strengths

NEA-BPD (Aust)

A not-for-profit organisation focused on changing the way BPD is perceived and treated in Australia via the the provision of the latest research, information, and clinician and family training.

Orygen The National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. Their vision is for all young people to enjoy optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood.

At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia)

The Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia), or the Network is dedicated to effective consumer and carer participation as the driving force in all elements of change in private sector mental health services. The Network was formed in 2002 to promote the interests of members of the community requiring private mental health services.

The vision of the Network is to promote effective advocacy as the driving force behind all changes in mental health services delivered in private sector settings. The Network is an integral part of key policy and decision-making processes affecting many Australians. The Network provides a strong voice for consumers, their families and the community. In sharing the experience of mental health problems, the Network addresses common issues and encourages people to seek help.

SANE Australia, SANE Helpline 1800 18 7263

BPD Fact Sheet

Could it be BPD?

What does recovery look like? 

Focusing on Carers Wellbeing

Carer insight: Living with and loving someone with BPD

Five Things People get Wrong about BPD 

Finding Help if you Feel Suicidal