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Jan 2020 - eBulletin - Issue 31

 

In this issue...
News
Bushfire Mental Health Support
Working with BPD - Tasmania
Family Connections Conference
Building a Life Worth Living
Australians Getting Support 
Pregnancy Care Guidelines
Lived Experience Australia


Branch News
National, SA, VIC

Get Involved
Survey - Caring & Complex MH
Survey - Our Turn to Speak
Survey - Carers & NSSI
Lived Experience Leadership (SA)

Productivity Commission
Petition
Donate
Buy a BPD Bandana
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters
Clinicians

Conferences
Training
Employment
Helplines
Donate, Submissions, Subscribe








  
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Bushfire Mental Health Support
Bushfire Support ServicesThe National Mental Health Commission engaged with the mental health sector and Life In Mind at Everymind, to provide a list of helplines, disaster toolkits, resources and information to ensure the information remains current and relevant to people seeking support. Read more and Download Support Services Card

Tasmania - Working with People with BPD workshop
Tasmania flyerThis workshop by A/Prof Sathya Rao will be presented in Tasmania in March 2020. 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 - Mar 19 Register

Lived Experience Australia (National)
Lived Experience Australia logoPreviously knows as the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia), Lived Experience Australia makes a difference in systemic advocacy for people with mental health issues, their families and carers. They have recently completed a Community of Peers Project which reviewed the feasibility of establishing a member-based organisation for the peer workforce in Australia. Read more

Family Connections - Conference
FC ConferenceThe inaugural Australian Family Connections Conference was recently held in Melbourne by NEA BPD Australia. Anne Reeve, who brought the program to Australia, gave a touching tribute to Dr Perry Hoffman. Prof Daniel Flynn (Ireland), Beth McCrave, M.S (USA) and Lynn Courey (Sashbear Foundation, Canada), along with Australian clinicians shared their insights to provide a well-rounded summary of helpful interventions for people living with BPD and their families/supporters/carers. The day concluded with a panel representing the Foundation, NEA BPD, Orygen and BPD Community looking at what ‘Bringing Families into the Picture Means’ and what we need to work towards in the future.

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir
Book coverMarsha Linehan shares her journey from being a suicidal teenager to becoming an acclaimed developer of the life-saving Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Marsha vowed if she could get out of hell, she would find a way to help others get out, too. This book tells how she did it, and demostrates that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE! Read more


Australians Getting the Support They Need
'Bea' stock photoThis recent article in online newspaper 10 daily discusses the value of addressing the stigma of a BPD diagnosis to ensure people are able to access appropriate support. Sharing lived-experience stories like Bea's (with permission and support) can help spread the message that it is absolutely possible to recover from BPD. Read more

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care (2019)
CPG PregnancyAustralian Government Dept of Health Pregnancy Care Guidelines address BPD on pages 10, 44 & 45.  "Where possible, health professionals providing care in the antenatal period should access training to improve their understanding of care for women with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder." (Ed: See online training in Clinicians section below.) Download

Foundation Branch News
NATIONAL
Charter 2020

Charter 2020The Australian BPD Foundation has signed Charter 2020: Time to Fix Mental Health. Over 100 organisations have collaborated on The Charter – a set of agreed principles the mental health and suicide prevention sectors have declared as crucial to improving Australia’s mental health system. 
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Caring Fairly
Your Foundation is a member of the Caring Fairly coalition and has contributed to their response to the draft report of the Productivity Commission. Read more

SA
SA Branch Members of the SA committee collected their $300 cheque from Grill'd Adelaide. Thankyou to everyone who voted for us. We are now preparing for more advocacy projects in 2020 to support the BPD community in SA. Next meeting 18 February.

VIC
Grill'd HawthornWinners! The Victorian Branch won the Local Matters fundraising event at Grill'd Hawthorn in December. The first prize of $300 will be donated to the Foundation.

Branch Development in 2020
Please send an Expression of Interest to the Foundation if you are interested in joining one of our State Branch Committees. Email
Support the Foundation - click here to DONATE now!
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
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admin@bpdfoundation.org.au
Membership is FREE for individuals - click HERE to join now!
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Survey  - Carer's experience on Non Suicidal Self Injury
NSSI FlyerThis study from Deakin University is asking parents/carers about their discovery of their young persons' self injury, and their experience of subsequent help seeking (including for themselves). Participants will be eligible to go into the draw to win one of six $20 Coles/ Myer gift cards Survey


Lived Experience Leadership & Change (SA)
LELANCommunities of practice typically involve people who find value and meaning in their interactions or shared area of inquiry. This community of practice will be developed as a ‘safe space’ to encourage discussion, information exchange and capacity building on lived experience leadership and change in mental health in SA. First meeting 12 February  Flyer

Survey - Caring and complex mental health issues
Alison SalisburyThe SANE Australia Hocking Community Grant recipient Alison Hocking is researching which support services have proven most valuable to carers of people with complex mental health. The aim is to introduce best practice community based carer support services thoughout Australia, and to empower carers of people with complex mental heatlh issues. Survey closes 30 April. Survey

Survey - Our Turn To Speak
Our Turn to SpeakDid you know more than 690,000 Australians aged 18+ live with complex mental health issues? Our friends at @saneaustralia and @melbpsychtalks want to find out if and how these issues impact the way others treat you. You can find out more & complete the survey online www.ourturntospeak.com.au or call 1800 998 983 #OurTurntoSpeak #survey Survey

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health
The Draft Report was released on 31st October 2019. Read more or Register to be kept up to date.
Public Hearings -  
SA - Adelaide - 5 February 2020
NT - Darwin - 24 February 2020

Petition - 40 funded Better Access visits per year for BPD

ValidatedCurrently there are just over 15,000 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.

Download & Print or Sign Online

Donate
ACNC logoWe welcome your donations to assist the Foundation to Support, Promote and Advocate for people impacted by BPD, and to bring you this eBulletin and BPD Advocate Newsletter. You can choose from any of these platforms, or donate directly to us at:
Australian BPD Foundation
My Cause
My Giving Circle
Good to Give (employer pre-tax deductions)
Beyond Bank (earn high interest, while the bank donates to us)
The Foundation is a registered Charity with DGR status, contributions over $2 can be claimed as a tax deduction.

BPD Bandannas (order via Etsy)
HarveyHelp raise awareness of BPD with these gorgeous Bandannas
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! Harvey models our bandanna this month - send in your pics for us to share.


For Consumers / Lived Experience

My Recovery Journey
Ase LineProject Air shares the message that recovery from personality disorder is a journey. Watch this rich and inspiring story from Åse Line Baltzersen who has lived experience of BPD (5:51min)
View video

Managing BPD in Pregnancy
BPD and pregnancyLiving with BPD can be challenging. Having a baby makes things a bit more difficult. COPE provides advice managing your emotions, and how your health professional can support you. 
Read more and Download Factsheet

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayThe Pet Effect: Animals are good for our wellbeing
18 Feb, 7pm AEDT
Your mental health and the recent bushfires
Read transcript 'Topic Tuesday' 28 Jan 2020

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
Topic: Social Media and BPD

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
 

ACT
Dialectical Behaviour Skills Group
BPD in ACTFor information on 2020 programs please call, text or email Natalie 0415 111 894 or bpdawarenessact@gmail.com
ACT - Canberra 


Recovery College
ACT Recovery College logoThe ACT Recovery College is a FREE, non-judgemental place for all Canberrans over 18 to learn about mental health, recovery and wellbeing. Book early for BPD specific courses. Flyer and Calendar 2020
Understanding Self-Harm (6 weeks) - Feb 28

AGA Intersex Support Group
AGAA Gender + Agenda is a safe space for intersex folks to meet and chat with others. Conducts trainings, support groups and events.

ACT - Canberra

NT
Mental Health Coalition NEW!
'My Recovery' - Peer Led Education
NT - Nightcliff - Feb Details

Mental Illness Fellowship - NT
Mi PlaceDrop in Centre, Cool Program, training and education. Not BPD specific. Details
Darwin (08) 8948 1051 or admin@mifant.org.au
Alice Springs (08) 8953 1467 or alice@mifant.org.au 
Tennant Creek (08) 8962 1931 tennant@mifant.org.au

TEMHCO - Top End Mental Health
Palmerston and rural areas. Website

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


SA
MI-DBT
Group therapy program for women living with BPD during the child's first years. Adapted from DBT, it supports parenting skills early in the infant’s development.
Enquiries - 1300 898 213
Fax Referral 1300 580 249

For Carers / Supporters

Resources - Australia Wide
Strategies for Effective Communication & Healthy Relationships
PA FactsheetProject Air Strategy factsheet for carers:
1. Care for yourself to care for others
2. Be contagious with your calm
3. Draw your line in the sand
4. Listen without fixing
5. Develop a Safety Plan Download

Carer PlanCarer Plan for families, partners & carers
This worksheet helps support people and family members to document warning signs, how to respond, what is helpful/not helpful, and who to contact during a crisis.
Download


Family Connections - Leader Training
Daniel FlynnThe Family Connections course provides skills training for people in relationalship with someone who has BPD. Special Guiest presenter Prof Daniel Flynn will be offering the 2-day training program.   Register
QLD - Wooloongabba - Feb 4 & 5
NSW - Kensington - Feb 10 & 11

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoAre You Feeling Alone? Carers Support and Discussion
Tues 25 Feb, 7pm AEDT
Your mental health and the recent bushfires
Read transcript 'Topic Tuesday' 28 Jan 2020

Carers Forum
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! The first post of the thread will give you an idea of the topic. (Hit the 'refresh' button regularly to read the new posts.) See their Guides

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.

Family Connections
FC KnotFree 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.
SA - Christies Beach - Feb 3 (Mon 6:30-8:30pm) Register and Flyer Waitlist
QLD - Fortitude Valley - Feb 11 (Tue 4:30-6:30pm) Register Waitlist
WA - Hillarys - Feb 19 (Wed 5:30-7:30pm) Register
WA - Perth - Feb 20 (Thurs 5:30-7:30pm) Register

Mental Health First Aid Courses
MHFA logoNot 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


 

ACT
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 - Feb 3 (5:30-7:30pm)
 

NSW
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
ARAFMI, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
 

NT
NT Carers
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 and Flyer
 
 
SA
Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
Contact us by email website facebook
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm
NEW VENUE! - Glenside Admin & Learning Bldng
226 Fullarton Rd, Glenside, SA

SA - Glenside - Feb 11

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

 

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
Information Session: Learning about BPD for Families & Friends
A half-day general information session for carers, families and friends.
VIC - Dandenong - Feb 13 Register


Learning More about BPD: A One-Day workshop for Family & Friends
VIC - Richmond - Mar 12 Register

The Young Leader Program for 2020
Free - for people aged 18-25 (approx.) with a parent with a mental illness. Delivered over 6 days by Sylvie Meltzer (Program Director), Addy Dunkley- Smith who is one of our peer facilitators, Rose Cuff (Satellite Foundation Executive Director), and other guests, including young leaders. 
VIC - Brunswick - Mar 28 Read more

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 - Feb 7

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.

Outer East BPD Carer Support Group
Meet 3rd Monday of the month 1:00pm-3:00pm 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.
South Melbourne. Register

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
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


Personality Disorder in Clinical Practice
Prof Louise NewmanProf Louise Newman AM, provides a clear summary in O&G Magazine of the DSM-5 clusters, the impact on the doctor-pateint relationship, maternity care, and principles of management. Read more

Factsheet - BPD Perinatal Mental Health
BPD perinatal factsheetDerived from the COPE National Perinatal Mental Health Guideline, this factsheet has been developed specifically for health professionals. Download Factsheet
COPE also deliver free accredited online training to support Guidelines implementation. See Module 1, Lesson 3 for information about BPD. Read more

BPD: Diagnosis and Management in General Practice
RACGP logoThis 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

National BPD Training Strategy
Stage 1 - Webinars
Training Strategy logo
Six webinars available online. View webinars

Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
Stage 2 logo‘Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD’ is a series of 5 free online modulesThis e-learning program for mental health workers and service providers will assist in gaining the knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based treatment and support to the person with BPD and their family/carers. Completed sequentially, each module takes approx 60 mins. Certificate issued. Complete Modules

Stage 3 - Core Competency Workshops
Core Competency coverThe curriculum is currently being developed for the core skills clinicians training program. Please register your details if you would like to be informed of upcoming National BPD Training 2-day workshops in your state or territory. You will receive an email to register for the workshops once the dates are published. Register your details.

Conferences & Forums

Working with people with BPD - Tasmania
Tasmania flyerThis workshop by A/Prof Sathya Rao will be presented in Tasmania in March 2020. 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 - Mar 19th Register

Mental Health across the Lifespan - Melbourne
Towards an integrated, accessible and trusted mental health system.
MHAL logoWith 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 - Mar 17-18 Register

6th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders 2020 - Belgium
ESSPD logoChange for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptoms
Take the opportunity to actively shape the scientific programme by submitting a Symposium, Oral Presentation or a Poster. Submission deatline: 28 March 2020 Details
BELGIUM - Antwerp - Sep 24, 25, 26

14th International Conference for the Treatment of Personality Disorders - Wollongong, NSW
PA LogoAbstract submissions for the Scientific Conference (Friday) and Consumer, Family and Carer Day (Thursday) are now open. If you have an idea or proposal 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) contact us: info-projectair@uow.edu.au with a 250-word summary.
NSW - Wollongong - Nov 5, 6, 7

Training

Bouverie Centre
Adolescent Family Violence: Systemic Intervention with Families
VIC - Brunswick - Feb 19 Register
 

Blue Knot
Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Lvl 1)
SA - Adelaide - Feb 10 Register

Intro to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Lvl 1)
NSW - Sydney - Feb 10 Register

Managing Vicarious Trauma
QLD - Brisbane - Feb 14 Register
 

Drumbeat
Facilitator Training
Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts
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.
NSW - Sydney - Mar 16  Register
 

Family Connections
Clinicians Connections
Clincians ConnectionsClinician Connections (CC) will be provided by renowned International guest from Ireland Professor Daniel Flynn. This is the first offering of CC in Australia and it is proudly sponsored by Metro South Mental Health and Addictions Services (MSMHAS) in conjunction with the Family Connections Leader Training. Read more 
QLD - Woolloongabba - Feb 7  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:
Adelaide
Brisbane North  
Hobart
Ipswich/West Moreton
Northern Territory
Perth - Feb 18 Timeline of BPD Flyer 
Sydney
Victoria 
Contact Tahlia at T.Benjamin@mhpn.org.au to start or join a BPD network in your area.

Perth - 'Timeline of BPD'
This session will explore milestones on the timeline of the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. The session will include a facilitated review of the highs and lows of our own professional journeys with the disorder and suggestions for improvements to the models of care for this important disorder.  Flyer and Register
WA - Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley - Feb 18 5:30pm
 

MBT Australia
Professor Anthony Bateman will be delivering accredited  Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) trainings in Australia in 2020. Check here for  details of future trainings as they become available.
MBT Basic Training
NSW - Sydney - 2, 3 & 4 Apr Register
 

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
NSW - Forster - Feb 6

MHFA also have courses for responding to someone who feels suicidal. Detalis
 

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details
2020 will be released early in the year

Early intervention for borderline personality disorder
This two-day workshop will review the rationale and assessment of BPD, including working with risk and working with families. Register
VIC - Parkville - Apr 20

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. 2020 Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
Understanding borderline personality disorder
VIC - Parkville - Mar 18 Register
 

Project Air
Clinical Skills for working with people with Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, and Complex Mental Health problems inculuding Personality Disorder
This 2-day workshop will provide specific guidance for workers from the non-government sector, community counsellors and health professionals in evidence-based psychological treatment. Register
NSW - Wollongong - Feb 20 & 21 
 

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Register
SA - Port Augusta - Mar 2 & 3 
SA - Magill  - Mar 5 & 6 
SA - Adelaide - Mar 12 & 13
SA - Gladstone - Mar 30 & 31 
 

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 1 - The Model, Methods & Techniques
This 3-day workshop will help attendees gain a understanding of the Schema Therapy model and provide an extensive platform for learning new skills and techniques used in Schema Therapy. 
TAS - Hobart - Feb 12/13/14 2020 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Feb 26/27/28 2020 Register
NSW - Sydney - Mar 18/19/20 2020 Register
QLD - Brisbane - Mar 18/19/20 2020 Register
WA - Perth - Mar 11/12/13 2020 Register
 

Spectrum
Training Calendar 2020 Download

Working with Crises associated with BPD
Half-day workshop fo clinicians working in ED or crisis services.
VIC - Richmond - Mar 19 Register

Mentalization Based Treatment
This two-day workshop will provide an introduction to the essentials of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for borderline personality disorder. MBT draws upon readily useable treatment ideas and practices that can be easily integrated into everyday clinical care across all health disciplines. The approach has been shown to be effective in achieving sustainable remission in BPD and is now being used at a number of centres throughout the world. This training will cover the theoretical underpinnings of MBT, describe and illustrate its therapeutic techniques, and practise skills for the application of MBT in the clinical setting.
VIC - Richmond - Mar 26 & 27 Register
 

VMIAC
NDIS, Mental Health and You
Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council have a series of workshops across regional Victoria for consumers seeking support with the NDIS, Check our events page to register. All workshops are FREE 
VIC - Warnambool - Feb 25 Register
VIC - Ballarat - Mar 17 Register

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
De-escalation Skills
WA - Perth - Feb 25 Register

Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs
WA - Perth - Feb 26 Register

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/
Direct Line 1800 888 236 Immediate counselling & support,
Poison Information Centre
13 11 26
Family Drug Helpline 1300 660 068 sharc
Ice Help Line 1800 423 238

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 helpline@blueknot.org.au

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).
support@thebutterflyfoundation.org.au
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