COVID-19 Info & phone lines
Flipping the Script
Myths & Facts about BPD
Personality & COVID-19
Aust/Asia PD Research Group
You Are Not Alone
Understanding Family Needs
Survey - Suicide Stigma
Survey - Personality & Eating
Survey - 2020 Carers
Petition - 40 visits for BPD
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BPD Peer Recommended COVID-19 Resources
Download flyer for BPD peer recommended resources on managing quarantine and COVID-19, developed by Emotions Matter (USA).
Flipping the Script: Changing the Narrative on BPD
The BPD Awareness Week and Conference theme for 2020 is Flipping the Script: Changing the Narrative on BPD. 'Flipping' is looking at the other side of thoughts and labels to allow for more helpful verbal responses. This step can assist to address self-stigma and out-dated stereotypes held by others. While we await the updates to our website we are inviting submissions of pics/stories/artwork etc illustrating a time someone ‘flipped the script’ and created a reframe. Send your contributions to:
#bpdawarnessweek2020 #flippingthescript #flippingthescriptonbpd #changingthenarrativeonbpd #bpdawarenessweek
Myths and Facts about BPD
New from Project Air Strategy - This factsheet lists 14 myths to correct outdated information and help address stigma. It shatters myths such as It is better not to tell someone their diagnosis of BPD, BPD only occurs in females, and BPD is a lifelong mental illness and can’t be treated. Download
Research - Personality and COVID-19
The European Journal of Personality invites manuscript submissions focused on personality and COVID-19; relevant submissions on individual differences and other collective crises are also encouraged. Read more
Australasian/Asian Personality Disorder Research Group
The Australasian Association for Research and Treatment of Personality Disorders (AART-PD) is a regional chapter of ISSPD (International Society for the Study of Personality Disorder). They are keen to support both the research and clinical sectors to refine care for people living with personality disorders. AART-PD will be holding their first meeting on Thursday 5th November within the online 14th International Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorders presented by Project Air from 4-7 Nov 2020. If you are researching, hosting or delivering training relevant to Personality Disorders and are interested in being involved in the group, contact chair email@example.com
Download AART-PD newsletter
Guidelines - Complex Trauma-related Dissociation
These recently released Practice Guidelines for Identifying and Treating Complex Trauma-Related Dissociation are helpful for practitioners and also 'for survivors and supporters to also understand more about every day dissociation as well as dissociation associated with trauma' as noted by The Blue Knot Foundation. Available for purchase or free download.
You Are Not Alone - Crisis Advice for Family, Friends & Carers
SANE are launching a new info hub in July. You Are Not Alone provides information and advice to support those who care for someone who has attempted suicide, or is at risk of doing so. Not BPD specific. Read more
Research Report - Understanding the needs of family and friends when a loved one attempts suicide
This project aims to investigate the experiences of family, friends and significant others who have supported someone who has attempted suicide. The project developed useful co-designed resources to support care-givers. **This report is not specific for BPD and may contain language that is triggering for some. Download
Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues
World Eating Disorders Action Day was held last month on 2nd June 2020. People with lived experience were invited to #ShareYourStory and expand global awareness of eating disorders as being genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. In Australia The Butterfly Foundation provides support via their National Helpline 1800 33 4673 or online chat (8am-12am AEST 7 days)
Foundation Branch News
Please send an Expression of Interest to the Foundation if you are interested in joining a State Branch Committees. Email
Planning is underway for the Pre-conference event Consumer, Family & Carer Day to be held online on the 5th November as part of the International Conference for the Treatment of Personality Disorders.
In June the SA branch held their first face-to-face meeting in 3 months, joined via Zoom by Rita, the president of the national Foundation. Though social distancing rules were in place, it was enjoyable to get together and bounce ideas around for BPD Awareness Week and to hear some good stories about ED responses to people living with BPD.
The Queensland branch is pleased to advise they have some additional support to develop the QLD Services Directory, and look forward to continuing with this important project.
The combined Branch & MHPN meeting was held in June via Zoom. Julian Nolan shared his findings from his research project on Working with BPD & Sexual Diversity'. View presentation
Samantha Scott, chair of the WA Branch, collaborated with the SA Branch via Zoom to share the WA progress on alternatives to ED, to support SA with their submission for the SA Urgent Mental Health Care Centre consultation.
|The Australian BPD Foundation is group of volunteer consumers, carers and clinicians passionate about encouraging a positive culture around Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and promoting the ready availability and accessibility of appropriate services for everyone impacted by BPD.
Mailing address: PO Box 942, Bayswater, Vic 3153.
P: 0458 469 274
Survey - Stability of Personal Suicide Stigma and Relationship with Self-esteem, Well-being, and Suicidality
Have you experienced suicidal thoughts and suicide stigma? Would you like to share your experience anonymously? **Trigger warning: Conversations of suicide. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or complete survey
Survey - How does your Personality influence what you eat?
The University of Wollongong are currently undertaking an online survey that seeks to understand relationship styles and mental wellbeing and the role they play in eating behaviours. Survey
Survey - 2020 National Carer Survey
By sharing your opinions and experiences, you will help the National Network of Carer Associations advocate for greater recognition and support of carers across Australia. Read more or Complete Survey
Petition - 40 funded Better Access visits per year for BPD
Currently there are just over 15,800 signatures on change.org. Help us to make the next milestone – 20,000! Encourage your family and friends and colleagues (maybe even your GP) to sign and keep the momentum going. The petition is requesting an increase in the number of funded visits for treating BPD by the MBS Better Access to Mental Health Initiative, from 10 sessions to 40 sessions, for BPD and other complex mental illnesses.
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BPD Bandannas (order via Etsy)
Help raise awareness of BPD with these gorgeous Dog Bandannas/Kitten Capes. Order on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/ABPDF
Bandannas are $15, $20 for 2, or add $10 for each additional bandanna - postage included! Robyn's kitten Chilli is our bandanna model this month - send in your pics for us to share!
For Consumers / Lived Experience
Resources - Australia Wide
What To Do if You're Struggling
Marnie has lived experience of BPD suggests five things you can do right now if you are struggling. She has recently moved from Australia to the UK, is passionate about reducing stigma, and now advocates for Mental Health Awareness Week (held in May in the UK). View video
You've Been Diagnosed with BPD - What Now?
Making sure you have the right information is a great start. Project Air Strategy
have summarised some facts in this guide to help you understand what it is, what treatment can look like, how to live with distressing emotions and involving people who can support you. Download
Consumer, Family & Carer Day - Online
Project Air Strategy
, NSW Branch of the Australian BPD Foundation
, Mental Health Carers NSW
, and Being
are collaborating on a pre-conference event for people with lived experience and their families and carers. There will be a combination of presentations delivered online but the purpose of the day is to be interactive so will feature discussion forums. Topics will cover issues of relevance to consumers including the latest research in the recovery space. We invite you to be part of the day and share your experience and story. Please contact us with your idea of proposal: email firstname.lastname@example.org
SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
July 'Topic Tuesday' 7-8pm AEST to be confirmed.
Read transcript of June 30th 'Topic Tuesday' Comfort in Chaos
- Looking after yourself and others in challenging times hosted by @Jupiter
and Community Guides @frog
SANE Lived Experience Forum
Safe, anonymous discussion for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals. Forums are text based - no software needed! The first post of the thread will give you an idea of the topic. Hit the 'refresh' button regularly to read the new posts.) Check out their Guides
SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Talk to or email a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST)
More crisis and helplines
are listed at the end of this eBulletin
Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to meeting schedules.
Dialectical Behaviour Skills Group
BPD Awareness ACT offers a variety of services including:
DBT Skills Training
Mentoring and Peer Support for people with BPD
DBT Information Seminars
BPD Awareness Raising Seminar
For information on 2020 programs please call, text or email Natalie 0415 111 894 or email@example.com
The ACT Recovery College is a FREE, non-judgemental place for all Canberrans over 18 to learn about mental health, recovery and wellbeing.
Due to COVID-19, the College is
currently closed to face-to-face classes. Course offerings for Term 3, 2020 have been opened to new students who have the capacity to use online learning via Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or follow us on Facebook
Courses they run include:
Learning about Distress Tolerance (3 hr course)
Overcoming Self-Stigma (6 week course)
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (3 hr course)
Understanding Self - Harm (6 weeks)
AGA Intersex Support Group
A Gender + Agenda is a safe space for intersex folks to meet and chat with others. Conducts trainings, support groups and events.
Please note, like much of the ACT, AGA is in partial shut-down due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Please refer to this info sheet
to find our more about our services and other supports during this time.
NT Mental Health Coalition
My Recovery Program
Programs in Darwin are scheduled to restart from mid-June. Program 1 will be on a Tuesday evening (one session per week) in Palmerston. Program 2 will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoon (two sessions per week) also in Palmerston. My Recovery is part of a Peer Led Education Pilot being coordinated by the NT Mental Health Coalition and evaluated by Menzies School of Health Research. Details
or (08) 8948 2246 for future programs
Mental Illness Fellowship - NT
Mi PlaceDrop in Centre, Cool Program, training and education. Not BPD specific. Details
Darwin (08) 8948 1051 or email@example.com
Alice Springs (08) 8953 1467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennant Creek (08) 8962 1931 email@example.com
TEMHCO - Top End Mental Health
Events commencing from 10th June in Palmerston and rural areas. Website
NDIS Information Session - Free
NT - Palmerston - July 6
MHACA Mental Health Association of Central Australia
'Pathways to Recovery' providing support with living skills. 'Day to Day Living' is a community based program of structured activities for people living with mental distress. Drop in Centre open Tues-Thurs. 'Partners in Recovery' offers care coordination for people with complex needs. Not BPD specific. Details
Promoting Peer Work in the NT
Free training for peer workers and organisations.
MI-DBT (Perinatal program)
This group therapy program is for women living with BPD during the child's first years. Adapted from DBT, it supports parenting skills early in the infant’s development. Supported by PHN in collaboration with Helen Mayo House and Dept Education and Child Services. Details
Phone - 1300 898 213 or Fax Referral 1300 580 249
SA - Woodcroft Heights - starting soon
SA - Adelaide - Helen Mayo House - Sept
SA - Murray Bridge
WA Peer Supporters’ Network
Free education and group supervision to build skills, sustain and thrive in your peer support role. Calendar
Enquiries - 9258 8911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
East Perth - Claisebrook Lotteries House, 33 Moore St.
For Carers / Supporters
Resources - Australia Wide
Dr Karla Aguirre believes some environments are more helpful for people living with BPD. She believes being mindful of our feelings and thoughts can affect the emotional climate and help us behave in ways that make us feel more comfortable. This is one of a series offered by NEABPD (USA) during COVID-19 for carers while waiting to participate in a Family Connections program. (53:34mins) View webinar
Strategies for Effective Communication
This fact sheet from the Families and Carers suite by Project Air Strategy, introduces the concept of relationship dances. By using 4 scenarios based on everyday situations it demonstrates how the carer’s different approaches impact on the person with personality disorder’s ability to manage their distress.It also recommends developing a Safety Plan and practising the steps in times of calm, like a fire drill. Download
This 5-module training series has been developed by ARAFMI to help mental health carers and the people they care for navigate the NDIS. Carer Coach is being delivered through face-to-face workshops, booklets and online. Carer Coach is free for anyone who cares for or about a friend or family member with a psychosocial disability who wants to learn more about the NDIS. Read more
SANE Special Events - You Are Not Alone
During the first week of July SANE are running a 5-day online discussion thread to launch their new website - You Are Not Alone. This event is for anyone who would like to be involved, unpacking the ins and outs of supporting loved ones with complex mental health, discussing access to community support as well as ongoing self-care strategies specifically for carers.They well be providing crisis advice for family, friends and carers. Read more
SANE Forums are a safe, anonymous discussion for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals. Forums are text based - no software needed! Hit the 'refresh' button regularly to read the new posts. See their Guides
SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST) or Email
More crisis and helplines are listed at the end of this eBulletin.
Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to meeting schedules.
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register for next group in your area
Register first, and if you would like to attend one of the groups below, please also email
to indicate your interest.
Groups delivered face-to-face with social distancing
QLD - Fortitude Valley - Sept 2 (Wed 430-6:30pm) Register
NSW - Wollongong - July 29 (Wed 6:00-8:00pm) Register
ACT - Canberra - July 13 (Mon 2:30-4:30pm) Register
SA - Unley - July 7 (Tue 6:00-8:00pm) Register
Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to non-suicidal self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Designed for specific groups such as youth, older person, aboriginal and for teens assisting their peers. Register
BPD Loved Ones Support Group
This is a carer support group for anyone who loves and/or cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with BPD or who has traits of BPD. Contact Natalie by email or 0415 111 894. Meetings held at Carers ACT, on the first Monday of each month Flyer
Holt, Canberra - Confirm first by email or 0415 111 894
My Sanctuary Support Group
Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email
or ph (02) 4283 3993 or 4283 3499. New time - 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm - postponed
ARAFMI, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
Not BPD specific, but carer activities include counselling, music therapy, and peer support groups weekly in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine. Details
Mental Illness Fellowship
Provides mental health services in Darwin, not BPD specific. Details
Contact us by email website facebook
Learning More about BPD: A One-Day workshop for Family & Friends
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00pm
Glenside Health Services, Admin & Learning Bldg
Karrayarta Drive, Glenside, SA
Online via ZOOM - July 14 see facebook for details
Lived-Experience Telephone Support Service (LETTS)
After-hours service supports people with mental health issues as well as their carers, family and friends. From 5:00pm-11:30pm every night. 1800 031 755
Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania
Carer Support (Not BPD Specific)
Hobart Clinic - Postponed - (03) 6247 9960 email@example.com
Peer Work and the NDIS Induction Training Register
Scheduled for April - postponed - Register
to be contacted with new dates.
Launceston, Hobart and Devonport
(03) 6228 7448 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register
Richmond - Postponed
To be contacted when workshops recommence.
Register Expression Of Interest
Support group for Relationship Trauma
Meet 1st Friday of the month from 7pm - 8:30pm Register
Mental Health Foundation Australia
Suite J, 450 Chapel St, South Yarra, Vic 3141
South Yarra - Cancelled
BPD Family and Carer Support Group
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm–9pm Free. Contact MIND Carer Helpline 1300 554 660 for venue details. Via ZOOM
Outer East BPD Carer Support Group
Meet 3rd Monday of the month 1:00pm-3:00pm - Cancelled - at Coonara Community House. Contact EACH (03) 8720 2500 Details
BPD Community Family & Friend's Group
Meet 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30pm. Free. Cancelled
South Melbourne. Register
eGROW Carer Support
Not BPD specific. Now available online. This group is for carers of people with a mental illness and can help with support and connection to other services if needed. Details
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
Family members can feel concern, guilt and fear. We can talk with you about your situation, offer information and support. MIFWA aim to provide mutual peer support, promote resilience and coping skills, and increase understanding. For more information contact MIFWA on (08) 9237 8900 or see online Details
Caring for a family member or friend with a mental illness can be confusing, frightening, exhausting and isolating. No matter how well-meaning, sometimes your friends and family may not know how to support you. However, you do not have to go through it alone. Read more
Resources - Australia Wide
Research - What helps reduce the stress of parenting when personality challenges get in the way?
Parenting stress and competence in borderline personality disorder is associated with mental health, trauma history, attachment and reflective capacity. Steele, K.R., Townsend, M.L. & Grenyer, B.F.S. (2020).
BPD Training Strategy
Stage 1 - Webinars
Six webinars available online. View webinars
Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
‘Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD’ is a series of 5 free online modules for mental health workers and service providers. Completed sequentially, each module takes approx 60 mins. Certificate issued. Complete Modules
Stage 3 - Core Competency Workshops
These 2-day workshops will roll out nationally once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Expressions of Interest (EOI) are still open. NB: This is an EOI only - numbers are strictly limited. You will receive an email to confirm your registration.
EOI for 2020 workshops
Notify me about 2021 workshops
Royal Australian College of GPs
BPD: Diagnosis and Management in General Practice
This GP only training is designed to assist GPs in identifying the risk factors and clinical features of BPD. It reviews effective management, appropriate prescribing, involvement of families/carers and crisis management. (60 mins, CPD: 2 points) Details
Available to RACGP members via gplearning.racgp.org.au
Conferences & Forums
Working with people with BPD - Tasmania
This workshop by A/Prof Sathya Rao will be presented in Tasmania on a date to be confirmed. Catering for mental health clinicians, it will cover working with people with complex diagnoses, inpatient/outpatient settings and managing NSSI and suicidal ideation. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss the complex clinical situations that you come across in your clinical practice. Refreshments provided. Flyer
TAS - Sandy Bay - Postponed, date TBC
Spectrum - Conference 2020 - Melbourne - Cancelled
Complexities in Personality Disorder: A Mentalization (MBT) Approach
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions Prof Anthony Bateman will not be able to travel to Australia. We will announce new arrangements when available.
VIC - Melbourne - to be confirmed
14th International Conference for the Treatment of Personality Disorders - Online - Nov 2020
Prof. Carla Sharpe(USA) and Prof. Andrew Chanen (Vic) will be keynote speakers for the 2020 online conference focussing on Early Intervention. Abstract submissions for the Scientific Conference
(Friday) and Consumer, Family and Carer Day
(Thursday) are now open. Send your ideas for an original presentation (e.g. new research, treatment approach, or a consumer or carer perspective) or poster proposal (e.g. on a new service innovation) to email@example.com
with a 250-word summary by 12th August. More details
NSW - Wollongong & Online - Nov 5, 6, 7
Mental Health across the Lifespan - Melbourne - Nov 2020
Towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system.
With multiple Royal Commissions and Inquiries currently underway, there has never been a better time to work together towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system for all, where leaders & innovators across the mental health & related sectors can come to consider the issues. Details
VIC - Melbourne - Rescheduled to 24-25th November 2020
TheMHS Perth Conference - Perth - Feb 2021
Balancing the System
In addition to keynote presenters from Wales, USA and Germany, we will hear lived experience presenters from WA speaking about BPD. Registrations are on hold until confirmation from the Commonwealth Govt. Subscribe to newsletters for updates. Details
AUSTRALIA - Perth - 9-12th Feb 2021
ISST - Schema Therapy Conference - Denmark - June 2021
Inspire 2020 - Reinventing the Therapeutic Relationship
The in-person 2020 biennial conference has been rescheduled to June 2021, and current participants have been automatically enrolled in original selections. Details
DENMARK - Copenhagen - 24-25th June 2021
Save The Date!
ISSPD - 17th World Congress - Norway - Oct 2021
The International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders have announced the dates for their next Congress. Pre-congress workshop on Oct 12. Further details will be announced as they become available. Details
NORWAY - Oslo - 13-15th Oct 2021
ESSPD - 6th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders 2020 - Belgium - Sept 2022
Change for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptom
The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) have rescheduled their Congress, and have listed the abstract topics
for submission guidance. Details
BELGIUM - Antwerp - Rescheduled to September 2022
Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to training schedules.
AADANT Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT
360Edge: Motivational Interviewing for AOD
Online - Aug 6 Register
My Early Relational Trauma Informed Learning (MERTIL)
In this Australian-first program you will learn the identification of and response to early trauma in the parent-child relationship, stemming from parent mental illness, grief, family violence, substance abuse, and related experiences.
Online - Self-Paced learning
Families and Trauma Work
VIC - Brunswick - Aug 7 & 14 Details
Big Feelings, Deep Listening & Self-Reflection
VIC - Brunswick - Aug 26 Details
All face-to-face courses have been postponed
till further notice.
Webinar - Building Trauma Awareness
Foundational knowledge in the area of Complex Trauma
Online - July 21 2pm-3pm FULL
Online - Aug 11 12pm-1pm Register
Webinar - Wellbeing and Emotional Awareness when working with Complex Trauma
Online - July 7 - 11:00am-12:30pm FULL
Online - July 28 - 2:00pm-3:30pm FULL
Online - Aug 18 - 11:00am-12:30pm Register
Webinar - Creating Safety and Connection
Online - July 14 - 11:00pm-12:00pm FULL
Online - Aug 4 - 11:00pm-12:00pm FULL
Online - Aug 25 - 11:00pm-12:00pm Register
ttitudes and T
DRUMBEAT is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming and proven to build resilience and show measurable changes in social behaviour. Three day training.
WA - Perth - Aug 11 Register
NSW - Sydney - Aug 18 Register
WA - Margaret river - Sept 3 Register
LGBTI Professional Development, Education & Training
The National LGBTI Health Alliance have created a database of training opportunities available across Australia.They also have created a checklist for an Inclusivity Audit Tool to assist organisations to be LGBTI friendly. Download
Mental Health Professionals Networks
Enhance your understanding of BPD by joining a BPD-focused network
in your area. Networks meet face-to-face and offer you the opportunity to build practitioner relationships, improve referral pathways, benefit from peer support and professional development opportunities.
To join a network and receive their next meeting invitation, please visit:
Contact Ashleigh at A.Blair@mhpn.org.au to start or join a BPD network in your area.
Social anxiety disorder webinar
Join this webinar to identify associations, comorbidities and patterns of treatment-seeking behaviour of people experiencing social anxiety disorder including tips and strategies that can assist in their recovery.
Register to attend this professional development webinar on Online - July 20 from 7.15-8.30pm AEST.
Tips and strategies in using technology for mental health consultations.
Emerging Minds Webinar: Aboriginal children and the effects of intergenerational trauma
Professor Anthony Bateman was planned to be delivering accredited Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) trainings in Australia in 2020. Check here for details of future trainings as they become available.
Mental Health First Aid Australia
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
Contact for further details
MHFA also have courses for responding to someone who feels suicidal. Detalis
NSW Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High - For Professionals
Workshops have been postponed, but registrations remain open as we will endeavour to try and deliver when our isolation has lifted. Details
Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details
Risk assessment and risk management in young people
VIC - Parkville - Aug 31 Register
Relational formation (Advanced)
VIC - Parkville - Sep 16 Register
Early intervention for BPD
VIC - Parkville - Sep 22 Register
Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
Brief Interventions Toolkit
Project Air Strategy
We are not currently taking registrations for face to face training. Please see our Online Training.
Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD
Online - Modules
Adolescent Intervention - Guide for clinicians
Online - Modules
Safe In Oz
Introduction to Working with Individuals who have Self-destructive Behaviours Register
WA - Midland - July 6 & 7 Register
WA - Northcliffe - Aug 3 - 4 Register
WA - Bunbury - Aug 17 & 18 Register
WA - Gingin - Aug 24 & 25 Register
WA - Geraldton - Aug 27 & 28 Register
Facilitating the SAFE in Oz consumer Program
WA - Midland - July 8,9,10 Register
Schema Therapy Society
Schema Therapy is an evidence-based therapy for BPD. The Schema Therapy Society provides links to Schema Therapy training providers around Australia. Details
Schema Therapy Centre of NSW
Schema Therapy: The Basics
Three-day ISST endorsed training programme in the model, method and interventions of Schema Therapy
NSW - Sydney - August 24-26 Details
Working With Enmeshment and Underdeveloped Schema
Webinar - Jul 17 Details
Schema Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares
Two 3-hour sessions - Day 1 focuses on working with nightmares and Day 2 on dreams.
Webinar - August 10 Details
Training Calendar 2020 Download
All workshops postponed until August, please check website for details
An Intro to DBT (2-day workshop)
VIC - Richmond - Aug 13 Register
Applying DBT in Private Practice
VIC - Richmond - Sept 14 Register
Online - The Hearing Voices Approach
This 3-day training uses the peer-led recovery model that provides tools for mental health professionals, people with lived experience, or carers, to assist people to alleviate distress associated with voices. Read more or register
July 14, 15 & 21 - 9:30am-3:00pm
WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Online - Aug 10 & 11 Register
Trauma Informed Practice
Online - Aug 27 & 28 Register
Please use this as a place to inform our community of any job vacancies or offers of mentoring. A fee may apply. Contact us by email
Helplines - 24 hour
National Caronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080
Telehealth - Bulk Billed appointments by phone/video until 30 Sept 2020
Are You OK?
Head to Health
Translated printed resources and video/audio
Easy Read English
Young people and their parents
Health Care workers - free Infection Control Training
Helplines - 24 Hour
Emergency Services 000
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251 www.suicideline.org.au
Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat www.lifeline.org.au
Kid's Helpline (5-25yrs) 1800 55 1800 or https://kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 or Chat https://www.youthbeyondblue.com
MensLine Australia 1300 789978 https://mensline.org.au/
Direct Line 1800 888 236 Immediate counselling & support,
Poison Information Centre 13 11 26
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline 1800 250 015
Counselling Online (AOD) https://www.counsellingonline.org.au/
Ice Help Line 1800 423 238
Family Drug Support Helpline 1300 368 186 or https://www.fds.org.au/
Helplines - Limited Hours
SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Mon - Fri 10am-10pm AEST.
Chatline Mon-Fri 10am-10pm AEST/AEDT Details
Blue Knot Helpline - 1300 657 380
Mon-Sun 9am-5pm AEST/ADST firstname.lastname@example.org
QLife - 1800 184 527
Mon-Sun 3pm-12am AEDT Webchat https://qlife.org.au/
Eating Disorders Helpline - 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE)
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm AEST (except public holidays).
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