August 2018 - eBulletin - Issue 15


In this issue...
BPD Conference Program
Boost for PD Strategy
Trauma and Young People
Self-Harm in Schools
BPD Open Borders WA
BPD Parenting Meltdowns
BPD Awareness Week

Get Involved
Survey - BPD Relationships
Survey - Clinic for Complex Care
Training - Family Connections

Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

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BPD Conference Program Announced - 10 & 11 September
Conference BannerExpand your knowledge of BPD at our Conference this year! Keynote: Prof Brin Grenyer will compare different therapies, A/Prof Sathya Rao will present core strategies, and Dr Hayley Peckam will speak on validating without diagnosing a disorder. Other presentations will look beneath stigma, highlight relationships, spotlight BPD in men, dual-diagnosis, and also reveal research, resources and partnerships Australian organisations are developing to gain greater insights into this very treatable condition. Full Program To register see details in Conferences below.

Boost for Project Air's Personality Disorder Strategy
Image Brin GrenyerNSW Mental Health Minister Tanya Davies recently announced a $5.5 million funding boost for the Project Air Strategy, which operates in 11 local health districts in NSW. This funding will enable the project to be rolled out to the remaining four districts, and support the expansion of the Gold Care Clinic initiative to help patients move from emergency departments to treatment in the community. Read more

Trauma and Young People
Dr Sarah Bendall videoTrauma related mental health diagnoses go beyond PTSD and can include personality disorders, self-harm and suicide-related behaviours. Orygen and Phoenix Australia recommend a Trauma-Informed approach for  young people. Though not designed to treat symptoms, it aims to minimise re-traumatisation by services, while encouraging participants to feel a sense of control and empowerment. View Video (3:04m) read Summary Paper.

Self-Harm in Schools
Image Mind Matters Self HarmSelf harm is about coping, and schools can help young people find better ways. MindMatters provides helpful information for school staff members, and provides free resources such as fact sheets, a flowchart to guide responses to an incident, and helpful tips on addressing this topic within your school. Read more

BPD Parenting - 'Meltdown Moments'
Meltdown Moments coverIf Mum (or Dad) 'loses it' can they 'find it' again? This book for young children is about family life as it REALLY happens. It helps children AND parents to understand a bit about emotional dysregulation. At the back of the book is a very helpful explanation of BPD, effects on children and what they need, information on therapies (DBT, Mentalisation and Schema) and more. Profits from the sale of this book go to the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation in SA. Purchase

BPD Open Borders Program in WA
Murdoch Uni logoThis research paper describes the Open Borders Program at a public, state-wide residential facility in WA. Established to meet the needs of people living with BPD, it aims to break the cycle of hospital admission, reduce self-harm and suicide. It is a planned, short-term residential program, with a focus on empowerment. Open Borders is an effective alternative for health services seeking to establish recovery-oriented crisis interventions. Read more

BPD Awareness Week 1-7 October 'Know BPD, No Stigma'
image BPD Awareness WeekAround Australia people are starting to plan their BPD Awareness Week events! We are designing a fresh new campaign for 2018, and will support you with promotional materials and advertising your events. Contact us on to find out more.

ACT - The Art Exhibition and Family Fun Day held last year were so much fun, they are doing it again in 2018. Details available soon.

SA - A lived experience forum is planned for 4th October, and a Family Night with live music on Saturday 6th October. Details available soon.

VIC - BPD Community are holding a Celebration Night on 4th October, with lived experience speaker Gabrielle, and entertainment by Zeke Ox. Details

Branch News

The SA Branch are planning a Lived Experience Forum on 30th August when Mahlie Jewell from the NSW Branch will discuss strategies for getting through the rough, tough days. We have recently welcomed two new Committee members, Tanya with lived experience, and Justyna a mental health worker. Expressions of Interest will soon be available for additional committee members as we broaden our committees interests and skills.

The NSW Branch are planning their next BPD MHPN event in August, and are looking into providing ZOOM to assist people to access the meeting. A project will review suitable BPD anti-stigma materials for distribution at events.

The WA Branch recently held their first BPD MHPN event with over 30 people attending. Meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of each month. A Social Work student is collating the 'Document Tree' recommendations shared by clinicians, carers and people with lived experience on helpful BPD resources in WA. When completed it will be uploaded to the Foundation's website.
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

Membership is FREE for individuals. Click here to JOIN NOW!
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Get Involved

Survey - BPD Romantic Relationships
This online survey is part of a study that Spectrum is conducting with Deakin University about romantic relationships and the interpersonal challenges that are faced by people with lived experience of BPD. Survey

Survey - Design a Clinic to Treat Complex Health Conditions
SA Health wants to hear from consumers and stakeholders about what they would like to be considered in the design of a One-Stop Clinic for consumers with chronic and complex conditions. Responses will be used to inform the development of a model of care for a complex and chronic disease management clinic. Feedback relevant to all ages is welcomed. Survey

Training - Family Connections for Leaders - August 2018

Image FC Leader TrainingThe Leaders Program trains experienced carers and clinicians to lead the free 12-week Family Connections course. It was developed by Dr. Alan Fruzzetti and Dr. Perry Hoffman and is coordinated by NEA.BPDAust. The training will be led by Clinical Psychologists Dr Carolyn Bright and Dr Sian Jeffery. The leader role is suited to clinicians and carers who are no longer experiencing regular crisis situations. To register your interest in participating, please email or see Flyer
VIC - Melbourne - August 18 & 19

For Consumers / Lived Experience
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide

Don't Be Afraid To Get Help
DeclanWhen I was diagnosed with BPD, I felt a sense of relief. The way I interacted with other people, the way I felt about relationships – it all made sense. When you have a mental illness, you want the negative feelings to stop, not your whole life. If you’re struggling, don’t be afraid to get help. I’ve been there, a lot of us have been there. You don’t have to feel alone. Declan is a participant in the Young Faces of Mental Illness, a collaboration with SANE and batyr supporting young adults to share their stories. (4.01min) View video

Self-Harm Booklet
Self Harm BookletAn information booklet for young people who self harm and those who care for them. Contains matter-of-fact information, and a useful 'My Plan To Stop Self Harming' page for people who have chosen to take that step.
Compiled by Psychologist Matt Strickland of Queensland Health. This book was produced some years ago, yet the material remains very relevant today. Read as an online magazine or Download

SANE Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdayMotivation
Register for Tues 14 August 7pm AEST
Catch previous Topic Tuesdays here:
Distress Tolerance (18 June)

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

DBT Skills Groups
Uni of Sydney Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic

These 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
Date to be advised - Campbelltown, NSW

Mother-Infant DBT
This DBT group has been adapted for mothers of infants up to 3 years old. The group has been running from Helen Mayo House for a few years and has recently been expanded to be offered in northern and southern suburbs of Adelaide. Referrals are being accepted for mothers with BPD diagnosis and their infants, interested in attending DBT at Woodcroft Children’s Centre.
Details: Jenine 0408 215 269.  Details/Referral
August - April 2019 (break during school hols)

DBT Program
The Floresco Centre in Ipswich is excited to announce it will be offering a standard comprehensive DBT program from August 2018. The program is open to anyone with a diagnosis of BPD or EUPD who is between 18 and 64 years old, who lives in the Ipswich-West Moreton region, and who can commit to twice-weekly sessions of DBT for up to 12 months. Referrals and self-referrals can be made by contacting The Floresco Centre on (07) 3280 5670.
August - Ipswich-West Moreton.

DBT Skills Group - Mindfulness & Distress Tolerance (11wks)
Image DBT FootprintsPeople living in North and South Brisbane area between 18-65 may be interested in this program. Three DBT modules run throughout the year, and participants can choose to complete single modules or all three.
Mindfulness, Interpersonal Skills & Distress Tolerance  (12 weeks) - Sept
Contact headspace Taringa or phone Footprints on (07) 3252 3488 for more information and a referral. Footprints Group Program

Sept - North/South Brisbane
If you know of other Consumer/Lived Experience personality disorder support groups in Australia, or if any information provided is out of date, please email.

For Carers / Supporters
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide

Helping Someone With BPD
Image Your Health in Mind BPD Carer TipsSupporting someone with BPD can, at times, be distressing. If you are the family, friend or carer of someone with BPD, there are some things you can do to help. This factsheet from Your Health in Mind suggests helpful and unhelpful ways you can support someone living with BPD. Read more

SANE Carers Forum - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoFeeling excluded in a loved ones treatment journey
Register for 21 Aug, 7:00-9:00pm AEST

Catch previous Topic Tuesdays here
Sexuality and Intimacy (24 July, 7:00pm AEST)

Carer Supports
Spectrum Carer's Corner
Information for Carers about supporting someone with BPD, what you can do to help, and supports for yourself. Read more

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

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

Aug 6 - 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 BPD symptoms.
Aug 29 - Belconnen, Canberra (3:00-5:00pm)

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


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
Aug 21 -  Nowra - Ph (02) 4422 1547
Aug 16 - Paramatta - Ph (02) 8599 4880
Sept 13 - Penrith - Ph (02) 8880 8160

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

Sept 14 - Miranda - 9:30-11:30am
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

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

Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences BPD symptoms.
Sept 12 - Wolloongabba - 4:00-6:00pm Register

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


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 BPD symptoms. Register
Aug 6 - Noarlunga - 12:30-2:30pm
Aug 22 - Bowden - 6:30-8:30pm

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/MifSA
5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, SA


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


Information Session: Learning about BPD for Families & Friends
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.
Aug 8 - Richmond (6:30-9:00pm) Register
Sept 25 - Richmond (9:30am-4:30pm) 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.
Aug 16 - Richmond (9:30am-4:30pm) Register
Sept 20 - 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 BPD symptoms. Register
Sept 4 - Box HIll - 6:30-8:30pm - Full, but register for cancellation list.

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


Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences BPD symptoms.
Helping Minds & Register
Sept 3 - Perth - 5:30-7:30pm

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 4 - Youth and the BPD Diagnosis
Image Webinar 4This webinar will focus on how to work with youth and their families. It is the 4th webinar in the Towards a National BPD Training and Professional Development Strategy, funded by the Australian Government. View webinar  and read accompanying resources.

BPD - A Clinician's Perspective
Carolyn BrightHelping Minds spoke with WA Psychologist Carolyn Bright about the symptoms and treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder. (4:18m) View video

Resources -

Research - Trauma and Young People Report
Trauma report The full report produced by Orygen and Phoenix Australia recommends a Trauma-Informed approach for young people. Though not designed to treat symptoms, it aims to minimise re-traumatisation by services, while encouraging participants to feel a sense of control and empowerment. Download full report

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. Keynote: Prof Brin Grenyer - 'What Treatments Work for BPD?' followed by Lived Experience Plenary Sessions and Breakout Sessions and Workshops. The PreConference Workshop will be held by A/Prof Sathya Rao 'Core Treatment Strategies for BPD'. Program and  Register
QLD - Brisbane - PreConference - Monday Sept 10
QLD - Brisbane - Conference - Tuesday Sept 11

12th International Conference on the Treatment of Personality Disorder - Nov 2-3
Image Conference PD Project Air 'New ways of working with antisocial personalities and early intervention' will provide an update on the latest research in Australia and internationally. Keynotes: Prof. Anthony Batemen & Dr Steve Gillard (UK).
Read more and Save The Date flyer and  register
NSW - Wollongong - Conference - Friday Nov 2
NSW - Wollongong - Workshop - Saturday Nov 3

Image Consumer DayConsumer and Carer Day:
Keynote Dr Steve Gillard will present 'Recovery - The power of lived experience and peer work'. Bursaries are available to attend this day.
Read more and register
NSW - Wollongong - Consumer and Carer Day - Thursday Nov 1

The Many Guises of BPD: Unravelling Diagnostic Complexity
Spectrum LogoThis conference will address the comorbid and co-occurring disorders that frequently complicate assessment and treatment of BPD. Eminent speakers will examine the problems that arise and offer their views on effective treatment for both BPD and the comorbid condition. Register
VIC - Melbourne - Nov 30

5th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders - Sept 27-29
Image 5th Int BPD Congress'Rethinking Borderline Personality Disorder: improving treatment and training' will be organised by the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders. This international congress on BPD will be held in Barcelona, Spain.
Presidential Debate: training in BPD-specific treatments
– are we making progress? Lars Mehlum, Anthony Bateman, Michaela Swales, Stephan Doering, Lois Choi-Kain Flyer and  Register
SPAIN - Barcelona - Sept 27-29

44th International Mental Health Nursing Conference - Oct 24-26
This year's tImage MH Nursing Conferenceheme is Mental Health is a Human Right. In Australia, while a lot of progress has been made over recent years, human rights infringements still occur. This includes involuntary treatment and restrictive practices such as seclusion and restraint, but also issues such as exclusion from the community and discrimination borne from stigma. Draft Program available August 8th. Register
QLD - Cairns - Oct 24-26

Helen Mayo House Annual Conference - Nov 23
Helen Mayo Conference flyerSenior social worker Sharron Hollamby and clinical psychologist Chris Yelland, developers of Helen Mayo House’s unique therapy program for mothers with borderline personality disorder, will present some techniques that work for these women in managing their emotions and connecting with their babies. Additional sessions cover perinatal mental health, trauma after medical procedures, attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-up (ABC). Register
SA - Adelaide - Nov 23

Bouverie Centre
Trauma and Family Work: Advanced
VIC - Brunswick - Aug 10 and 17 Register

Working Relationally with BPD
VIC - Brunswick - Aug 23 Register

Big Feelings
VIC - Brunswick - Sept 11 Register

Child & Youth Community Development Training
Working with Young People with BPD
Part of a series of seminars for non-mental health professionals facilitated by Orygen Youth Health and headspace for people working in the NW and Western metro region of Melbourne.
VIC - Travancore - Oct 31 Register


Indigenous Psychological Services
Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment & Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Combined
Book early for these workshops late in 2018

Details   Register
QLD - Cairns - 2018 Aug 1, 2 & 3
SA - Adelaide - 2018 Aug 15,16 & 17

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
The MHPN BPD Networks are open to all GPs and mental health practitioners with an interest in BPD. CDP may be available. Contact Ingrid on to start a BPD network in your area. Flyer

Ipswich/West Moreton QLD) BPD Network
Sept 5 - Mental Health Acute Team Responses to Individuals with BPD, Suicidal behaviours or non-suicidal injury Register
Oct 3 - The first anniversary of the Ipswich-West Moreton BPD MHPN and BPD Awareness Week Register

Victorian BPD Network
Aug 22 - Psychiatric Aspects of BPD & Chronic Pain Register
Dr Srirekha Vadasseri will be speaking on the psychological aspects of chronic pain. Venue is Spectrum in Richmond 6:30pm.
Previous meeting 'BPD and Co-Occurring Substance Use' Presentation Slides handouts

Sydney (NSW) BPD Network
Aug 15  - Meeting - Register

Adelaide (SA) BPD Network - Planning meeting for September
Hobart (TAS) BPD Network - Planning meeting for August
Brisbane North (QLD) BPD Network -  Planning first meeting soon
Perth (WA) BPD Network

Mental Health Carers NSW
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
This course teaches Edition 4 mental health first aid skills to adults to give initial help to adolescents and young adults experiencing mental health problems, in mental health crisis situations or in the early stages of mental illness.  Details and Register
NSW - Woolloomooloo - Aug 2 & 3

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Australia-wide training for all members of the public who may need to respond to mental health situations - not BPD specific. Specialised courses for responding to youth, older persons, Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islanders, for teens assisting peers and courses delivered in Vietnamese and Chinese. Also provides a stand-alone program specifically for responding to the suicidal person. Detalis
NATIONAL - August courses available in many regional areas

Mental Health Victoria
Challenging Behaviours
Develop strategies to deal effectively with aggression and intense emotional expressions, and increase your understanding of typical factors contributing to hostility. Register
VIC - Elsternwick- Aug 14

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
VIC - Elsternwick - Sep 4 & 5

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

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 - Illawarra Shoalhaven - Sept 4
NSW - Parramatta - Aug 17
NSW - Hunter New England - Oct 19


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

Rethinking First Episode Psychosis and BPD
VIC - Melbourne - Oct 31 Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
Recharge with eMental Health
VIC - Melbourne - Aug 15

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

Spectrum Personality Disorder Service for Victoria
An introduction to dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) - 2 day Workshop
This two day workshop for mental health clinicians will provide an overview of the theory and principles of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and will teach practical applications of DBT.
VIC - Richmond - Aug 16 Register

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Details and Register

QLD - Mackay- Aug 6 & 7
QLD - Vincent Townsville - Aug 9 & 10
QLD - Innisfail - Aug 14 & 15
QLD - Cairns - Aug 16 & 17
SA - Port Pirie - Aug 9 & 10
SA - Whyalla Norrie - Aug 13 & 14
SA - Port Lincoln - Aug 16 & 17
SA - Port Augusta - Aug 20 & 21
SA - Kadina - Aug 23 & 24
SA - Salisbury - Aug 27 & 28
VIC - Strathdale - Aug 27 & 28
VIC - Broadmeadows- Aug 20 & 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 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.
NSW - Camperdown - August 7 & 8 Register
VIC - Melbourne - 9 & 10 Register
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

De-escalation Techniques
WA - Perth - Aug 29


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Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251
Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat
Kid's Helpline (5-25yrs) 1800 659 467 or
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat
MensLine Australia 1300 789978
Poison Information Centre 13 11 26

Helplines - Limited Hours

SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Mon - Fri 10am-10pm AEST.
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Blue Knot Helpline - 1300 657 380
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