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Sept 2018 - eBulletin - Issue 16

 

In this issue...
News
BPD Conference Program
BPD Awareness Week Campaign
Improved Attitudes about BPD
Suicide Prevention Day
Foundation AGM
State Branch News
BPD Awareness Week Events


Get Involved
BPD Awareness Surveys
PD Health Professionals Study
SA BPD Carer Research
Fundraiser 2019 Calendar
MyCause for BPD Fun Run

 
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters
Clinicians

Conferences
Training
Employment
Helplines
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BPD Conference Program Released
Conference ProgramGreg Hunt MP, Federal Minister for Health is opening the 8th National BPD Conference and Maureen Lewis, CEO, National Mental Health Commission will speak at the Platinum Sponsor Address. Download Program and see Conference section below for more details.


BPD Awareness Week - Know BPD, No Stigma
BPDAW logoDr Peggy Brown AO, former Mental Health Commissioner is the Ambassador for BPD Awareness Week this year. Our beautiful images spread the word that recovery is BPDAW social media imagespossible with evidence based therapy. Share on social media! Postcards, posters, flyers and badges are also available to support your events.
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Improved Attitudes about BPD
A recently released study from University of Wollongong Clinician attitudes towards borderline personality disorder: A 15-year comparison shows a positive shift in attitudes towards the successful treatment of BPD. Mental health nurses attitudes were reviewed in a 15 year study performed at a NSW public health service. Training was significant in contributing to the increase of positive attitudes.  Read more

Suicide Prevention Day - Sept 10
Suicide Prevention AustCheck out the #YouCanTalk webpage by Life in Mind or R U OK? The R U OK? Conversation Convoy is on the road right now. If you live or work in one of the 28 communities they’re checking-in with, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about suicide prevention, especially in rural and remote Australia.

Australian BPD Foundation AGM
The Foundation will be holding the AGM on 14th November this year with Dr Jo Beatson as keynote speaker.

State Branch News


SA
Dr Martha Kent retired from the State Chair role as she has accepted a position on the SA BPD Centre of Excellence Steering Committee. This is wonderful news for the development of the new state service, as her skills and experience will make a great difference. Tony Greenrod has stepped into the position and we welcome his calm guiding expertise. The Committee has recently extended Expressions of Interest to invite passionate clinicians to join the team.
 

BPD Awareness Week Events


ACT - Family Fun Day
Canberra FlyerWhen: Oct 7 @ 11:00am-3:00pm
Where: Western Foreshore, Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen
Cost: Free, sausage sizzle Flyer
Bookings: bpdawarenessact@gmail.com


NSW - BPD Awareness Event / MHPN Meeting
Sydney Save the Date flyerWhen: Oct 10 @ 5:00pm
Where; Mental Health Carers NSW
Cost: Free
Bookings: bpdnsw@bpdfoundation.org.au or (02) 9332 0777 and Flyer

SA - Opening of BPDAW & Consumer Forum
BPD StD AdelaideWhen: Oct 3 @ 6:00pm
Where: TBC
Cost: Free, supper provided
Bookings: TBC
Flyer

SA - BPD Rhythm Of Life Music Night
BPD StD AdelaideWhen: Oct 5 @ 7:00pm
Where: Goodwood Institute
Cost: $15 supper included
Flyer

QLD - Brisbane North BPD MHPN Launch
Brisbane BPDAWWho: Dr Sarah Swannell with Melissa Kent from Ipswich/West Moreton
When: Oct 4
Where: Chermside Community Health Centre
Cost: Free
Bookings: https://www.mhpn.org.au/NetworkMeetingRSVP/989

VIC - Celebration Night
BPD Community FlyerWhen: Oct 4 @ 6:30pm
Where: Sth Melb Town Hall
Cost: Free
Bookings: barb@community.com.au
Flyer

VIC - An Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion
Melbourne BPDAWWhen: 2 Oct @ 6:00pm for 6:30pm start
Where: L1/110 Church St, Richmond, Vic 3121
Cost: Free
Registration essential: https://bpdaw2018.eventbrite.com.au
Flyer

VIC - Learning More about BPD Workshop for Families and Friends
BPD Ballarat FlyerWhen: Oct 5 @ 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Ballarat Health Services
Cost: Free, refreshments provided
Register: rohans@bhs.org.au or (03) 5320 3047 Flyer


WA - BPD Picnic in the Park
When: Sat 6 Oct
Where: Park TBC
Cost: Free
 

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
E:
admin@bpdfoundation.org.au

 
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BPD Awareness Surveys
We Need Your VoiceThe BPD Awareness Week Anti-Stigma Campaign has four surveys designed to uncover what you would like to tell people about BPD and the best way to reduce Stigma. Complete them as you identify, so for instance if you are a consumer and a clinician, you can answer both surveys. Read more
Lived Experience Survey
Carer Survey
Clinicians Survey
Public Survey

Personality Disorder Health Professionals Study
SANE Australia is conducting a research project and would like to hear from you.  Whether you’ve worked in this area for years, or it’s fairly new to you, we would love to hear about your experiences, your training and your opinions.
Participation in this online survey should take 25-30 minutes and you can go in the draw to win a $100 voucher. A copy of the participant information and consent form is available via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/healthprofstudy  For more information, please contact elise.carrotte@sane.org
 
SA - BPD Carer Research
Carer ED study AdelaideUniSA research project into what carers find helpful when they are supporting someone through an Emergency Department experience. This study has the potential to impact the training ED nurses receive. Adelaide based.
Download Flyer, Participant Information and Supplement Handout

Fundraiser 2019 Calendar
CalendarThis gorgeous 2019 calendar has been designed to fight the stigma of mental health and inspire positivity. Mental Health issues do not make you weak, do not make you stupid, do not make you less of a human. The strength needed to persevere through your own head is immeasurable. Collated for survivors, by a survivor. And dedicated to those we have lost. 25% of all profits will be going towards the Australian BPD Foundation, to help support promote and advocate for BPD. Order

MyCause for BPD Fun Run
City-Bay logoAmy is running in the Adelaide based City-to-Bay 'Fun Run' on September 16th for her brother and to raise awareness for BPD. Please support Amy and the Australian BPD Foundation on her MyCause page.

For Consumers / Lived Experience
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide

#chatsafe
Chatsafe imageWorld-first guidelines help young people talk safely online about suicide have been released by Orygen. Read more



Suicidal behaviour and Self Harm Fact Sheet
MIFA logoMental Ilness Fellowship of Australia advise that "People with Borderline Personality Disorder may harm themselves or behave in a suicidal way. Some find self-harm brings temporary ‘relief’ from their distress. This is a symptom of the disorder and requires treatment from a health professional." Download


SANE Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayExploring Loneliness
(Register for 18 Sept at 7:00pm AEDT)
Motivation
(Held 14 Aug, read transcript)


Phone Resources - Australia Wide

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
 

NSW
DBT Skills Groups
Uni of Sydney Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic

These free 12-week DBT groups are held in a gambling clinic, so priority places will be held for people with gambling problems, but they are open to all who want to learn DBT Skills. Groups will have a mindfulness component, some distress tolerance, and vary between offering a focus on either emotion regulation or interpersonal effectiveness. To register for these groups, or to reserve a place for a future group, ph 1800 482 482 or email
11 Sept-4 Dec - Campbelltown, NSW Flyer
26 Sept-5 Dec - Parramatta, NSW Flyer
 
 
VIC
Mindful Parenting Group
This program is available at Swinburne University for mothers who are living with BPD or who have significant symptomology. New group begins early October with pre group assessments being held in September. Women can be concurrently seeing individual therapists, case managers etc. Referrals welcome (03) 9214 3545 Referral information and Lived Experience flyer
 
If you know of other Consumer/Lived Experience personality disorder support groups in Australia, or if any of the information provided is out of date, please email.

For Carers / Supporters
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide

SANE Carers Forum - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoUnderstanding Mindfulness
(Register for 25 Sept, 7:00pm AEDT)
Feeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey
(held 21 August, read transcript)


Carer Supports
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.

If you know of other carer personality disorder support services in Australia, or if any of the information provided needs updating, please email us
 

ACT
BPD Carer 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 BPD traits. Contact Natalie by email or 0415 111 894 or Fi by email or 0448 556 698. Meetings held on the first Monday of each month Details

Sept 3 - Holt, Canberra (5:30-7:30pm)

Family Connections
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

Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register

 

NSW
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High
This workshop for families, foster carers and friends provides people with additional relationships skills to support people with who live with strong overwhelming feelings. Register
Sept 13 - Penrith
Oct 16 -  Port Kembla
Oct 18 - Newcastle
Oct 24 - South East Sydney

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Details and Register

Sept 4 - Hyde Park (6:00-8:00pm)
Sept 14 - Miranda (9:30am-11:30am)
Sept 27 - Wollongong (6:00-8:00pm)

My Sanctuary 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
New address - ARAFMI, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
 

NT
Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register

 
 
QLD
Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register

Sept 12 - Wolloongabba (4:00-6:00pm

Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register

 

SA
Calm Kids Central
Do you work with or have children aged 5-11 who struggle with anxiety, worry, coping with friendships at school, managing frustration, attention or following instructions?  Would like support, supervision, ideas and help online? Calm Kid Central is an online program run by child psychologists - that helps kids feel calm, confident and co-operative. They have recently been funded by the Australian Federal Government (via Adelaide Primary Health Network) to provide completely free access for one year to 325 families in the Adelaide Metropolitan area.  At this stage, places are limited to families who have a government issued Health Care Card. Read more

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register

Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
Contact us by email website facebook or (08) 8276–4552
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month 4pm–6pm at Skylight
5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, SA

 

TAS
Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register

 

VIC
Learning about BPD for Families & Friends: an Information Session
This evening information session for families and friends will assist participants to develop an understanding of BPD and how to access information around supports and resources in a supportive, safe environment with other carers.
Sept 25 - Richmond (6:30-9:00pm) Register

Learning More about BPD a Workshop for Families & Friends

This free one day workshop by Spectrum is 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.
Dec 4 - Richmond (9:30am -4:30pm) Register

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register
Sept 4 - Box Hill (6:30-8:30pm)
Sept 5 - Barwon (6:00-8:00pm)
Sept 26 - Traralgon (5:30-7:30pm)

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.

GROW Carer Support
This group is for carers of people with a mental illness and can help with support and connection to other services if needed. Details

 

WA
Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD.
Helping Minds & Register
Sept 3 - Perth (5:30-7:30)
Oct 3 - Hillarys (6:00-8:00pm)


Mental Health First Aid Courses
Not BPD specific, but can assist with confidence in responding to self-harm, psychosis and suicidal ideation. Register


Helping Minds
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

For Clinicians

Online Resources Australia Wide

Webinar - Management of Self Injury and Suicidality -  26 September
MHPN webinar 5This is the 5th webinar in the Towards a National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy, funded by the Australian Government. Register
The panel will be:
Pip Bradley (nurse) Spectrum, Vic
Melissa Kent (psychologist) Qld
Mahlie Jewell (consumer) NSW
7:15pm - 8:30pm ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC & TAS
6:45pm - 8:00pm - NT & SA
5:15pm - 6:30pm - WA

To view past seminars in the series:
Webinar 1 - What is BPD?
Webinar 2 - Treatment Principles for BPD
Webinar 3 - Evidence Based Treatments and Access
Webinar 4 - BPD in Youth and Early Intervention
Webinar 6 - Management in Mental Health Services, Primary, Public and Private (to be held on 26 November)

Deliberate Self-Harm Clinical Practice Guidelines
RANZCP ImageThese 2016 RANZCP full guidelines provide up-to-date guidance and advice regarding the management of deliberate self-harm patients, which is informed by evidence and clinical experience. The Reference Guide includes the key points made in each section of the full guidelines. Download

Webinar - Engaging with Parents and Infants in the First 1000 Days
This webinar is provided in collaboration with Emerging Minds and will feature insights into practice to help you better support families Register
7:15pm - 8:30pm ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC & TAS
6:45pm - 8:00pm - NT & SA
5:15pm - 6:30pm - WA

Conferences & Forums

8th Annual National BPD Conference - September 10-11
Image BPD ConferenceThe National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference will be held 10-11 September this year at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane, Qld. The conference will include a number of keynote presentations and Breakout sessions for everyone who wants to make a difference for those living with BPD. Download Program
QLD - Brisbane - Pre-Conference - Monday Sept 10
QLD - Brisbane - Conference - Tuesday Sept 11

Spectrum Conference - The Many Guises of BPD - Nov 29-30
Guises flyerPresentations involving BPD can be complex. This conference will address the co-morbid and co-occurring disorders that frequently complicate assessment and treatment of BPD. Many conditions will be addressed, including substance use, depression, psychosis, eating disorders and antisocial personality. Flyer
VIC - Richmond - Pre-Conference - Nov 29
VIC - Melbourne - Conference - Nov 30 - Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
Register or phone (03) 8413 8750

12th International Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorder - Nov 2-3
Image Conference PD Project Air The Minister for Mental Health, Hon Tanya Davies MP will open the conference. 'New ways of working with antisocial personalities and early intervention' will provide a unique opportunity to be updated with the latest research in Australia and internationally. Keynotes are Professor Anthony Batemen and Dr Steve Gillard (UK)
Read more and register
NSW - Wollongong - Conference - Friday Nov 2
NSW - Wollongong - Workshop - Saturday Nov 3

Consumer and Carer Day
Image Consumer DayKeynote Dr Steve Gillard will present 'Recovery - The power of lived experience and peer work'. Bursaries available.
Read more and register
NSW - Wollongong - Consumer and Carer Day - Thursday Nov 1

Helen Mayo House Annual Conference - Nov 23
In the Eye of the Storm - Trauma and Recovery in Perinatal Families
Helen Mayo Conference FlyerThe conference aims to build a compass of trustworthy tools to assist in finding meaning in the eye of a storm. Workshops on DBT for mothers and much more. Copies of 'Meltdown Moments' will be available for $15, all proceeds to Women's and Children's' Hospital Foundation. The book is for children 5-12yo as a starting point for discussions about family emotions. Contains helpful section on BPD. Register
SA - Adelaide - Nov 23

Training

Bouverie Centre
Big Feelings
Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their personal responses when working with trauma, to talk about staying safe in the face of Big Feelings and to explore increasingly used terms like relational healing/recovery and reflective practice.
VIC - Brunswick - Sept 11 Register

Annual Mini Conference - Dependence, Independence: Which is the Dirty Word?
With prominent keynote speakers and a trialogue of mental health consumers, family-carers and practitioners, we will wrestle with questions such as: Are the concepts of dependence and independence oppositional or complementary?
VIC - Brunswick - Oct 9 Register
 

Child & Youth Community Development Training
Facilitator - Orygen Youth Health

Self Harm and Suicide
VIC - Travancore - Oct 10 Register

Working with young people with borderline personality disorder
VIC - Travancore - Oct 31 Register
 

Indigenous Psychological Services

Cultural Competency of Supervisors of Aboriginal People
Details  Register
NSW - Sydney - 2018 Oct 18-19
WA - Perth - 2018 Nov 1-2
 

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
MHPN BPD Networks are open to all GPs and mental health practitioners with an interest in BPD. CDP may be available.
Join a BPD MHPN Network


Adelaide BPD MHPN Network
Next meeting date to be advised.

Brisbane North MHPN BPD Network
Dr Sarah Swannell is hosting the first inaugural Brisbane North Borderline Personality Disorder Network meeting on Thursday 4th October, with special guest speaker Melissa Kent from the Ipswich/West Moreton network. Flyer
Oct 4

Hobart BPD MHPN Network
EOI

Ipswich/West Moreton BPD MHPN Network
Mental Health Acute Care Team responses to individuals with BPD, suicidal behaviours and non-suicidal self-injury. Flyer and Register
Sept 5

Perth BPD MHPN Network
EOI

Sydney BPD MHPN Network
Previous meeting on Aug 15 -  Kate Mikhailouskaya discussed BPD presentations of clients from a traumatic background such as people from a Middle Eastern Background including asylum seekers. View

Victorian BPD MHPN Network
Previous meeting on Aug 22 - 'Psychiatric Aspects of BPD and Chronic Pain' was presented by Dr. Srirekha Vadasserii. Presentation and slides are now available online View

Contact Ingrid at i.benge@mhpn.org.au to start or join a BPD network in your area.
 

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
NSW - St Mary's - Sept 12
QLD - Collinsville - Oct 9
QLD - Collinsville - Oct 10
NSW - Kingsgrove - Oct 17
SA - Goodwood - Oct 19
VIC - Langwarin - Oct 27
VIC - Traralgon - Oct 29

Also provides a stand-alone program specifically for responding to the suicidal person. Detalis
 

Mental Health Victoria
Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS
VIC - Elsternwick - Sept 25 Register

Collaborative Person Centred Safety Planning
VIC - Elsternwick - Oct 23 Register

Self-care strategies to prevent vicarious trauma and burnout
Vic - Elsternwick - Oct 29-30 Register
 

Mentalization Based Therapy Treatment Australian Association
Image Anthony BatemanMBT is an evidence-based therapy for BPD.
Mentalization Based Therapy Treatment Australian Association provides links to MBT training providers around Australia. Details

MBT Basic - Professor Anthony Bateman
NSW - Sydney - Oct 29, 30 & 31st

 

NEA BPD Australia
Family Connections Leader Training
National Trainer Carolyn Bright and Jennie Fitzhardinge are offering a 2-day intensive course designed to teach clinicians and carer-peers to co-lead the 12 week Family Connections Program. For mental health professionals or carer peers who have completed the program prior to the training. Flyer and email your EOI
WA - Perth - Dec 8 & 9
 
NSW - Illawarra Shoalhaven
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High
Full day workshop for professionals working in the public or private Mental Health sector. Details
NSW - Port Kembla - Sept 4
NSW - Penrith - Sept 12
NSW - Newcastle - Oct 19

 

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details

Rethinking First Episode Psychosis and Borderline Personality Disorder
VIC - Melbourne - Oct 31 Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details

Opening the doors
VIC - Melbourne - Sept 5

Self harm and suicide
VIC - Melbourne - Oct 10

Working with borderline personality disorder
VIC - Melbourne - Oct 31
 



Project Air
Parenting with Personality Disorder: Clinical Skills for Working with Clients with Personality Disorder who are also Parents
Parenting imageA 1-day clinical skills workshop focused on working with parents with complex mental health issues (including personality disorder and trauma history) and difficulties with affect, identity and relationships. Provides practical skills to assist people struggling with the stresses of parenting, whilst also reinforcing recovery from mental health issues and prevention of intergenerational trauma. Flyer and Register
NSW - Wollongong - Oct 12
 

Psychology Training
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This workshop is intended for therapists who are familiar with, as well as those with little or no previous exposure to DBT or cognitive behavioral therapy. The format of the training includes lecture material, videotapes of treatment, and practice exercises to teach the principles and strategies of DBT.
WA - Perth - Sept 4 & 5 Register
 

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Register
NSW - Nowra - Sept 20 & 21
NSW - Ulladulla - Sept 24 & 25
NSW - Thurgoona - Sept 27 & 28
NSW - Singeton - Oct 15 & 16
NSW - Mayfield - Oct 18 & 19
NSW - Taree - Oct 22 & 23
NSW - Coffs Harbour - Oct 25 & 26
NSW - Casino - Oct 29 & 30
QLD - Nerang - Oct 29 & 30
SA - Mt Barker - Sept 20 & 21
SA - Burton - Sept 24 & 25
VIC - Swan HIll - Sept 3 & 4
VIC - Mildura - Sept 6 & 7
VIC - Horsham - Sept 10 & 11
VIC - Frankston - Sept 17 & 18
VIC - Ballarat - Sept 24 & 25
VIC - Foster - Oct 8 & 9
WA - Kalgoorlie - Sept 3 & 4
WA -  Margaret River - Sept 13 & 14
WA - Midland - Sept 17 & 18
WA Geraldton - Sept 20 & 21
WA - Kununurra - Oct 15 & 16
WA - Middle Swan - Oct 18 & 19
WA - Esperance - Oct 22 & 23
WA - Bunbury - Oct 25 & 26 
 

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 Focused Therapy (SFT) Level 1
Compared to traditional short term cognitive therapy, SFT places more emphasis on: childhood origins of problems and working directly with associated memories, core schemas to drive formulation and treatment, experiential or affect-based techniques, use of the therapy relationship to assess psychological themes and provide corrective experiences and use of ‘mode’ theory.
Schema Focused Therapy (ST) Advanced Training
NSW - Sydney - Nov 13 & 14 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Nov 15 & 16 Register
 
WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health Training, workshops and Forums hosted by WAAMH. Register

Trauma Informed Care
WA - Perth - Oct 15

De-escalation Techniques
WA - Perth - Oct 18

Employment
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

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/
Poison Information Centre 13 11 26

Helplines - Limited Hours

SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Mon - Fri 10am-10pm AEST.
Chatline Mon-Fri 10am-10pm AEST Details

Blue Knot Helpline - 1300 657 380
Mon-Sun 9am-5pm AEST/ADST helpline@blueknot.org.au

Eating Disorders Helpline - 1800 33 4673 (1800 ED HOPE)
Mon-Fri 8am-9pm AEST (except public holidays).
support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

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