July 2021 - eBulletin - Issue 47 

In this issue...
COVID-19 phone lines
OAM for BPD Advocates
Present at Project Air Conference
Multicultural PD Resources
Family Connections Leader Training
BPD on ABC Nightlife
LGBTIQ+ Support Services
AOD Resources
Kids Mental Health Supports

Get Involved
Study - BPD as a Social Phenomena
Study - Personality Traits
Study - Parent Education
Study - Coming Up for AIR
Study - Adolescent Self-Harm
Advocacy - Skill Builder Webinars
Fundraising - BPD Bandanna
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

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Helplines & COVID-19 Information

OAM for BPD Advocates
OAM medalCongratulations to our BPD champions who were awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours List

Estelle Malseed OAM (board member, Australian BPD Foundation) for service to community health, and 
Brin Grenyer OAM (director, Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders) for service to psychology

Opportunity to present at the Project Air Consumer Family and Carer Day!
Consumer Carer DayExpressions of Interest are now open to present your story of creative strength at the Consumer Family and Carer day on November 4 at Wollongong, NSW (in-person and online). Applications open until 15 August. Flyer and More details

Multicultural Personality Disorder Resources Updated!
BPD Flyer English
Mental Health Australia’s Embrace Multicultural Mental Health Project aims to make services more accessible to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They have recently updated and added to the range of What is a personality disorder? brochures.
ArabicAssyrian, Bengali, BurmeseSimplified ChineseTraditional Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, Farsi, Greek, HazaragiItalianKarenKhmer, Korean, KrioMacedonianNepaliPolishPunjabRussian, Serbian, Spanish, SwahiliTamilVietnamese

Family Connections Leader Training New!
NEABPD logoThe Family Connections™ Leader Training is to train clinicians and carer-peers with the view to facilitate groups for family/ friends of people with BPD traits or Emotional Dysregulation. Register
WA  & Online - August 7 & 8

BPD on Nightlife ABC Radio
ABC NightlifeDr Sarah Edelman, clinical Psychologist talks about the factors involved in the development of BPD and explains trauma is not always present, and how genes may play a role. Hear podcast

LGBTIQ+ Support Services
Diverse Voices logoDiverse Voices works in partnership with LGBTIQ peer support services and alongside QLife to provide Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. The Community Directory lists national supports.

Australian Alcohol & Drug Resources
ADF Community HubThe ADF (Alcohol and Drug Foundation) has launched their online Community Hub providing practical, evidence-based resources to assist organisations in raising awareness in their local communities on the impacts and health risks to reduce AOD-related harm. 

Kids Mental Health Support
The National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan includes a focus on the mental health of children under 12 and their parents and carers. This will assist with early intervention for mental health problems, suicide and self-harm. Read more
> Yourtown Kids Helpline for young people 5-25 
> Head to Health kids mental health centres
> Parenting tools and support
> Better Access Initiative - 2 sessions to support parents 
Membership is FREE for individuals - click here to JOIN now!
Australian BPD Foundation logoThe Australian BPD Foundation is group of volunteer consumers, carers & 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.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible (DGR status)
P.O Box 942, Bayswater, Vic 3153
0458 469 274
Support the Foundation - click here to DONATE now!
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Get Involved

Study - Borderline Personality as a Social Phenomena New!
RMIT logoThis research project aims to explore people’s experiences, understandings, and views of living with (the diagnosis of) BPD, including mental healthcare and available supports, social support, and everyday life. Submit a narrative/story of your experience, self-produced image, poem, or list 6 words that describe your experience. More details Participant Information. Contributions enter a draw for 5 x $50 gift vouchers Terms & Conditions. Complete Survey

Study - Personality Traits and Social Processing 
Swinburne Uni logoThis study at Monash University is seeking MALES with BPD and/or substance use disorder to participate in an initial 90- minute online survey, 45 minute session (online/face-to-face) and a final 30 minute online survey 3 months later. Participants receive  $60 in vouchers reimbursement for their time. Email

Study - Parent Education Responding to Suicidal Thoughts
Orygen logoOrygen's Parent Education for Responding to and Supporting Youth with Suicidal Thoughts (PERSYST) study aims to improve parents’ capacity to support young people at risk of suicide. Participants who complete training & 3 questionnaires receive a $25 Coles Myer voucher. More details

Study - Coming Up for AIR (SA only)
Coming up for AIRFree 4-week parenting program for parents (18 and over) living with BPD who are currently parenting a child (0-3yrs). the study will evaluate the impact of the program. You may enrol even if you do not wish to participate in the research. To register, contact BPD Co on (08) 7425 6500 or email. Research details, contact Kayla at Project Air (02) 4298 1571 or email. See flyers South and North for more details.

Study - Adolescent Self-Harm: What can parents and carers do?
Project Air logoResearchers at Project Air are inviting parents and carers who have a child under the age of 18 years to participate in a study exploring adolescent self-harm from the perspective of parents and carers. More details from

Fundraising - BPD Bandanna
HarveyBillie is helping raise awareness of BPD with these gorgeous Bandannas. They cost $15, $20 for 2, or add $10 for each additional bandanna - postage included! Send in your pics of you or your pets wearing the bandanna for us to share! Order on Etsy

For Consumers / Lived Experience
Resources - Australia Wide

Rei - Music Holds Hope 
The campaign Music Holds Hope asks local NZ artists how music helped them on their wellbeing journey. Rei believes musicians feel things a bit more strongly sometimes, maybe they have softer skin, or are more in touch with being able to express what they are feeling. View video 

Podcast - Breaking through the myths and misconceptions surrounding BPD
Pusin' Through BluThis Pushin' Through Blu podcast interviews Cat Benstead who works in the gaming industry and lives with BPD. She talks about the symptoms of BPD  around 10 minutes into the interview. Listen to Podcast

Altered States
Altered StatesThe Big Feels Club creates spaces for sensitive types to talk about big, scary feelings with one another. This recent article discusses altered states of mind - meditation/ flashbacks/ dissociation/ 'when your mind gets weird on you' - and asks the question 'how do you deal with that?' Read more

SANE Special Events 
Topic TuesdayJuly topic Physical Activity & Mental Health
Tuesday July 6th - 7:00-8:30pm AEST 
Read transcript of previous Topic Tuesday
June 22nd Life with NDIS
June 8th Employment and Mental Health

Online 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

Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to meeting schedules.

DBT Skills Group Program 2021
Face-to-face psychoeducational skills groups cover mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance & interpersonal effectiveness. 10 week modules offer the opportunity to practice and review skills, not a complete therapeutic treatment). Contact Natalie 0415 111 894 or email or Facebook 
Online OR Belconnen, Canberra Download flyer 

ACT Recovery College
The ACT Recovery College 2-year trial has finished, and is now officially closed.

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

Jul 2 - The Friday Centre - Peer navigation service for info & referrals. Register

NT Lived Experience Network
The NT Lived Experience Network have compiled a Service Navigation Resource to help Territorians navigate the NT mental health and related service system. Compiled by people with lived experience. Download

NT Mental Health Coalition
My Recovery is a peer led education and support program for people living with mental health challenges or alcohol and other drug issues.  Led by peers – people with their own lived experience of mental health challenges and recovery. 

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

TEMHCO - Top End Mental Health
Events in Palmerston and rural areas. Details 

MHACA Mental Health Association of Central Australia
'Pathways to Recovery' providing support with living skills. Drop in Centre open during the week. 'Partners in Recovery' offers care coordination for people with complex needs. Details. Not BPD specific.
Alice Springs (08) 8950 4600  

Coming up for AIR 
Free 4-week parenting program for parents (18 and over) living with BPD who are currently parenting a child (0-3yrs). Variety of start dates. Contact BPD Co on (08) 7425 6500 or email
Christies Beach - 10 June, 22 Jul, 2 Sep, 14 Oct, 18 Nov. Flyer
Elizabeth Grove – 19 Jul, 30 Aug, 11 Oct, 15 Nov. Flyer

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

Art-Making Workshops
Art workshop flyerIf you have a diagnosis or self-identify as having a diagnosis of BPD you are invited to a series of 6 workshops to make various arts-based outcomes (stories, short films, painting and photography). 
Expressions of Interest to
Melbourne - RMIT Uni - July-Dec 2021 Flyer

Storytelling Workshops
Using a variety of storytelling activities and techniques (short autobiographies, found poetry and stories, visual and word mapping) to share your experience of BPD. No prior skills required.
Expressions of Interest to 
Melbourne - RMIT Uni - Jul 3 & Aug 14 Flyer

Discovery College
A place where people come together, learn, share experiences and reach new understanding of mental health. Courses are co-produced and co-facilitated. (Not BPD specific) Details

Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA) provides education, peer support and systemic advocacy for people with lived experience of mental health issues. (not BPD specific) Semester 2 Training Calendar
What is Peer Work?
Cloverdale - Jul 7 Register or (08) 9258 8911
Foundations of Peer Work
Cloverdale - Jul 20 Register or (08) 9258 8911

WA Peer Supporters’ Network
Free education and group supervision to build skills, sustain and thrive in your peer support role. (Not BPD specific) Ph (08) 9258 8911 or email or view Calendar
Cloverdale -  Jul 1

New Zealand
Friday Peer Recovery and Support Group
For men and women with mental health issues and their whānau. Ph +64 (09) 279 8233 or Email and Details
NZ - Papatoetoe -12:00-1:30pm

For Carers / Supporters
Resources - Australia Wide

What do BPD Carers Need?
Carer MikeMike is a carer for his adult daughter. He shares insights gained from the (UK) BPD Family and Friends peer support group. What do carers need? More support and advice at the very beginning, practical advice, respite, and information about support services. (12:35m) View video

Toolkit - BPD Impact on Family & Friends
BPD Impact of F&FThis headspace toolkit explores a family's experience of responding to BPD. It explores the impact on the family, their response to receiving a diagnosis, how they offer support to the person with BPD, and what supports they need from their GP. Read more

12 Ways to Validate Without Ever Saying a Word
Hope for BPDHope For BPD shares these suggestions on ways to validate using actions rather than words. Amanda Smith challenges us to validate someone every day! Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Topic TuesdayJuly Topic Tuesday TBC
Read transcript of previous Topic Tuesdays
Understanding Trauma and Supporting Loved Ones
Setting Boundaries as a Carer

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!  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. 

Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to meeting schedules.

Family Connections
FC KnotFree 12-week program providing education, skills training & support for people in a relationship with a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. 
Step 1 - Register

Step 2 - Email to indicate your preferred group
SA - Noarlunga - 22 July - 11:30am-1:30pm Register
New Zealand - Contact details

TranscendA parent led, peer support network for the families of transgender children in Australia. Download their Guide for Parents and Carers, and find appropriate professional support for your state here  Read more

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

Loved Ones Support Group
BPD Awareness ACT offer a carer support group for anyone who loves and/or cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with or has traits of BPD. 2021 Flyer Contact
 email or 0415 111 894 or Facebook for details
Meet 1st Monday of each month 5:30pm at Carers ACT 

Holt, Canberra - Jul 5

My Sanctuary Support Group 
Restarted face-to-face!
For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email or ph (02) 4283 3993 or text 0450 414 597 or Facebook for details
Meetings held 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
Fairymeadows - Jul 13 

Staying Connected When Emotions Run High
Full day workshop for families, partners and friends supporting a person who has overwhelming emotions, impulsive or aggressive behaviours, self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Details
Contact STRIDE Family & Carer Program (02) 4229 7254 or 442 1547
Campbelltown - Sep 6
Mortdale - Oct 22
Port Kembla - Oct 26
Inverell - Nov 11

NT Carers
Carer activities include counselling, music therapy, and peer support groups weekly in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine (not BPD specific). Details

Mental Illness Fellowship
Provides mental health services for carers (not BPD specific). Details and Flyer
Alice Springs (08) 8953 1467
Darwin - Casuarina - (08) 8948 1051

Sanctuary BPD Carer Support Group
Sanctuary logoContact us by email website facebook
Meet 2nd Tuesday of each month 

Jul 13 - Face-to-Face at Glenside AND online - see website 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
MHF&F TASOnline Safe Space (Video Chats on Zoom)
Carer support, not BPD specific.
Meet online fortnightly on Wed at 6:30pm

Online - Jul 21 Navigating the Maze Register
Online - Aug 4 - Supporting someone who takes medication for their mental ill health/substance use Register

Hobart Clinic Support Group
Carer Support, not BPD specific. Register via (03) 6247 9960 or email 
Meet 1st Tues or Wed of the month Details

Learning More about BPD: For Families and Friends
This 1-day workshop by Spectrum is for families, friends and others who support someone with BPD (or a likely diagnosis. It provides info about BPD and how to best support the person whilst still caring for yourselves.
Richmond - Aug 25 - Register

Outer East BPD Carer Support Group
Contact EACH (03) 8720 2500 Details
Meet 3rd Monday of the month 1:00pm Coonara Community House.
Upper Ferntree Gully - Jul 19

BPD Community Family & Friend's Group
Meet 3rd Tuesday of the month 6:30pm. Details
South Melbourne - Jul 20

BPD Support Group for Families, Carers and Friends (MIFWA)
WA BPD CarersThis peer facilitated group offers support to those in a caring or support role of a family member or friend who experiences BPD or similar traits. Contact MIFWA (08) 9237 8900 
Meet 2nd Wednesday of the month 5:30-7:00pm. Details
West Leederville - Jul 14 to Dec 8

Helping Minds BPD Information & Support
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

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. Contact MIFWA (08) 9237 8900 
Midland - Details

Online Parent Support Group (MIFWA)
This support group is for those parents/carer supporting young people (not BPD specific). Contact Caroline at MIFWA (08) 9237-8900 or see Flyer
Online - 1st Thursday of each month (Zoom)

For Clinicians / Researchers

Online Resources

Research - Personality Disorder prevalence & correlates in a Whole of Nation Dataset
PD in NZ ResearchFindings from this paper by Giles Newton-Howes, et al, reported that 'Maori diagnosed with PD were over-represented both in the patient group and by population' and 'BPD and antisocial personality disorder are routinely diagnosed in routine clinical practice in NZ; however, other categorical diagnoses are not made.... Resource utilisation was significantly greater in those with PD' Read more

Journal - Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Regulation
BPDED journalThe journal of the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD) provides a platform for researchers and clinicians interested in BPD. It focuses on the psychological, social and neurobiological aspects of emotion dysregulation as well as epidemiology, phenomenology, pathophysiology, treatment, neurobiology, and genetics of BPD. Submissions welcome. Read more

BPD Guide for GP's 
BPD for GPs book coverSpectrum Personality Disorder Service is pleased to launch their new book 'Borderline Personality Disorder - A Practical Guide for General Practitioners' edited by Josephine Beatson and Sathya Rao. This book is a great resource for General Practitioners who treat patients with BPD. Read more & Purchase

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. Activity 181349 (60 mins, CPD: 2 points) Available to RACGP members with a login at 

BPD Training Strategy
National Training Strategy logoStage 1 - Webinars
6 online webinars View webinars
Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
5 online modules - ‘Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD’ for mental health workers and service providers. Completed sequentially, each module takes approx 60 mins. Certificate issued. Complete Modules

Stage 3 - Core Competency Workshops
2-day workshops. Registrations closed. More details 

Stage 4 - Post-training support
Currently in  development.

Conferences / Forums

Spectrum Annual Conference - Melbourne - Oct
Complexities in Personality Disorder: A Mentalization-Based Approach
Spectrum Conference flyerKeynote: Professor Anthony Bateman will be presenting at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. MBT workshops are planned adjacent to the conference. More details and Download Flyer 
VIC - Melbourne - 1 Oct 2021

ISSPD - 17th World Congress - Online - Oct
Kaleidoscope Perspectives 

ISSPD Conference 2021The International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Congress was originally planned for face-to-face event in Oslo, Norway. It will now be streaming from Norway, held entirely online. Pre-congress workshop on Oct 11th. Submission deadline extended to 15 April in view of the adjusted congress format. Details
Online - 11-13 Oct 2021

TheMHS Conference - Melb - Oct
Hope into Action
TheMHS logoThis is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to embed diverse community voices and lived experience at the centre of mental health system design and delivery. And to fully embrace the wisdom of First Nations approaches. Provisional Program available in June Details
Melbourne - 12-15 Oct 2021

International Treatment of PD Conference - Online - Nov
Creative Recovery
Project Air logoProject Air Strategy present this conference to be held online and in Wollongong. Creative arts can provide powerful opportunities for healing, understanding and treatment. Present your proposal in a 150-word abstract by 15th July Submit Proposal via email
Online - 4-6 Nov 2021

ESSPD - 6th International Congress on BPD and Allied Disorders 2020 - Belgium - Sept 2022

Change for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptom
ESSPD logoThe 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 - September 2022


Please contact organisations directly to confirm their COVID-19 responses to training schedules.

AADANT Assoc of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies NT 

Emotion regulations skills for AOD workers
In this workshop you will gain skills to assist your clients to better manage their emotions.
Online - Jul 28 - Register

Bouverie Centre
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.
Details and Register
MERTIL: My Early Relational Trauma Informed Learning
Online - ongoing  Register
Families & Trauma Work: Integrating Key Ideas
Online - Aug 31 &  Sep 7 Register
Narrative Approaches to Trauma
Online - Sep 3 Register

Blue Knot
Trauma Awareness in Practice
WA - Perth - Jul 12 Register
Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness
QLD - Brisbane - Jul 23 Register
Three Phased Approach - Safety and Stabilisation
ACT - Canberra - Jul 30 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Aug 4 Register
Managing Wellbeing & Recognising Vicarious Trauma
QLD - Cairns - Aug 6 Register
WA - Perth - Aug 20 Register
NT - Darwin - Aug 27 Register
Three Phased Approach - Processing & Integration
VIC - Melbourne - Aug 12 Register
Webinar Series
Blue Knot WebinarsBuilding Trauma Awareness
Online - Jul 8 Register
Creating Safety and Connection
Online - Aug 19 Register
Trauma Responsive Leadership
Online - Aug 5 Register
Managing Wellbeing
Online - Jul 22  Register

Systems Training for Emotional Predictability & Problem Solving (STEPPS)
The program educates people with Borderline Personality Disorder and helps them acquire skills to deal with different aspect different aspects of the disorder. 
NZ - TBC - Registrations of Interest
Skills for Working with BPD 201
Online - Aug 6 - Register
Skills for Working with BPD 101
Online - Sep 10 Register
Sensory Modulation Skills & Strategies to Cope with Distress
NZ - Auckland - Sep 14 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

MBT Australia
Online Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) trainings have been developed by the creators of MBT due to the current pandemic, and will be delivered at a time suitable for an Australian clinical audience. Read more
MBT Basic - by Anthony Bateman
One month online course (18 Hours live, instructor-led content) delivered during Australian Eastern Standard time
Online - Aug 2, 3 & 5  Register
MBT Webinar Series - by Margie Stuchbery 
These 5 clinically focused webinars provide a refresher for therapists who are implementing. Includes clinical examples with theoretical content, and interactive discussion. 
Assessing Mentalizing
Online - July 22 Register
Mentalizing Case Formulation
Online - Sep 2 Register
Attachment, Mentalizing & Therapy
Online - Oct 14 Register
Relational Mentalizing & Affect Focus
Online - Nov 25 Register

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
MHFA also have courses for responding to someone who feels suicidal. Detalis

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. Contact Ashleigh at to start or join a BPD network in your area.
Brisbane North  
Ipswich/West Moreton
Perth - Sensory Modulation for BPD - July 8 ONLINE Register

MHPN Portal 
To join a network and receive their next meeting invitation, register via the new MHPN website portal.

NSW Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven 
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High - For Professionals
Full day interactive workshop outlines frameworks and strategies. Details
Ph Toni (02) 4220 7919 or
NSW - Campbelltown - Jul 19
NSW - Sydney - Jul 20
NSW - Port Kembla - Aug 24
NSW - Inverell - Nov 10

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details
Working with young people with co-occurring eating & PD
VIC - Parkville - Aug 18 Register
Risk Assessment and Management Young People
VIC - Parkville - Aug 23 Register
Rethinking 1st episode psychosis & BPD
VIC - Parkville - Nov 24 Register
Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
Self-harm & suicide
Online - Sep 15 Register
Understanding BPD
Online - Oct 27 Register

Project Air Strategy
We are not currently taking registrations for face to face training. Please see our Webinars & Podcasts.
Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD 
Online - Modules
Adolescent Intervention - Guide for clinicians
Online - Modules

Psychology Training
DBT Standard Workshop
This workshop delivered by Dr Sian Jeffery is intended for therapists who are familiar with, as well as those with little or no previous exposure to DBT or cognitive behavioral therapy.
WA - Perth - Jul 28-29
NSW - Sydney - Aug 16-17
VIC - Melbourne - Aug 18-19
DBT Advanced
Online - Jul 21 Register
Schema Therapy Standard Workshop
Online - Jul 26-27 Register
NSW - Sydney - Aug 10-11 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Aug 12-13 Register
WA - Perth - Aug 26-27 Register
Schema Therapy Advanced 
NSW - Sydney - Aug 31-Sep 1 Register
VIC - Melbourne - Sep 2-3 Register
WA - Perth - Nov 23-24 Register

Safe In Oz
Face-to-face workshops suspended due to COVID-19. Check for updates on the Safe in Oz website or Facebook page.

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
NSW  VIC  WA (Hayes & Simpson) and WA (Chris Lee)

Schema Therapy Training Online
Online - various dates Register

Management of people with BPD for GPs 
Online - Aug 9 Register
Personality Disorders for Psychiatry Registrars
VIC - Richmond - Aug 13 Register
Office-based treatment of people with BPD for private psychiatrists
VIC - Richmond - Sep 4 Register
Working with crises associated with BPD
VIC - Richmond - Sep 14 Register

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Mental health, Alcohol & other Drugs
Online - Jul 7-8 Register
Being Trauma Responsive - What it means in practice
Perth - Aug 2-3 Register

Helplines - 24 hour

COVID-19 Supports
National Caronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080 
State information 
Telehealth - Bulk Billed appointments by phone/video until 31 December 2021
Beyond Blue
Are You OK?
Head to Health 

Disability Information Helpline

COVID-19 Resources
Translated printed resources and video/audio
Aboriginal languages 
Easy Read English 
Young people and their parents
Older Australians

Database of Helplines in Australia
Find a Helpline

Helplines - 24 Hour
Emergency Services 000
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 55 1800 or
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978
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)
Ice Help Line 1800 423 238
Family Drug Support Helpline 1300 368 186 or

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

QLife - 1800 184 527
Mon-Sun 3pm-12am AEDT Webchat

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

Helplines - New Zealand 24/7
Healthline - 0800 611 116 
Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or text 5347 (HELP)
Need to Talk? (Peer Support) text 1737

More NZ helplines here:

Helplines - Worldwide
Befrienders Worldwide
Facebook I need to find a suicide helpline for myself or a friend
International Database of helplines

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