Jan/Feb 2021 - eBulletin - Issue 42 

In this issue...
COVID-19 phone lines
9 Things about BPD
Resilience, Shame & Secrecy
MHFA for an LGBTIQ Person
Putting it all together
Prof Brin Grenyer Award
SA Urgent Mental Health Centre 
WA Step Up/Step Down Services
WA Recovery College
VIC Employment Opportunity

Branch News

Get Involved
Survey - Eating & Personality
Survey - Diagnosis & Personality
EOI - WA Lived Experience Rep
Buy a BPD Bandanna
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters

Donate, Submissions, Subscribe


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COVID-19 Information and phone lines
a comprehensive list at the end of this eBulletin in the Helplines section.

9 Things About BPD You Need to Know
BPD Psych2goThis recent cartoon describes the 9 criteria of BPD in simple terms. Created by Psych2Go, it aims to raise awareness of BPD and recommends that if you recognise many of these symptoms in yourself it's best to consult a professional. View video

An Interview with Resilience, Shame and Secrecy
Emerging MindsEmerging Minds have just released this podcast series to offer insightful evidence-based wisdom on child social and emotional wellbeing. Host Sophie Guy interviews three different emotions – Secrecy, Shame and Resilience, acknowledging the vital function of these emotions in the development of children’s mental health. Hear podcasts

Providing Mental Health First Aid to an LGBTIQ Person
MHFA LGBTIQAThis new handout from MHFA Australia provides information to assist  you to offer better support to someone with mental health concerns who identifes as LGBTIQ. It covers terminology, difficulties you or they may encounter in conversations, stigma, disclosure and to how to support them. General information only, not BPD specific. Download

Putting it all together: Royal Commissions, Inquiries and Vision 2030
MH symposiumJoin Prof Allan Fels AO, Christine Morgan, Prof Patrick McGorry AO and others in analysis and discussions on the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health, the National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the National Suicide Prevention Strategy and the Commonwealth’s Vision 2030 for mental health. Read more
Online - Feb 17 & 18 Register

NSW - Prof Brin Grenyer wins APS Award
Brin GrenyerCongratulations! Professor Brin Grenyer, Director of Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders and Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Wollongong, has been awarded the APS College of Clinical Psychologist's Ian M Campbell Memorial Award. This prize is in recognition of his 'outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of clinical psychology in Australia'.  Read more

SA - Urgent Mental Health Care Centre (UMHCC)
UMHCC logoOpening in Adelaide during February, this 'Peer-First, Peer-Last' service will offer an important alternative to presenting at ED for mental health support. It will be open 7 days, from 12pm to 12am. Initial referrals will come from SA Health triage, RAH ED, police and ambulance, with community referrals and a walk-in service operating from April 2021. Read more

WA - Step Up/Step Down Services
Geraldton step up step downNew community-based mental health step up/step down services are being commissioned in WA. They provide short term residential care for people following discharge from hospital, or support those in the community to avoid a possible hospitalisation. There are 4 services currently in Joondalup, Rockingham, Albany, Bunbury, with Broome and Karratha planned for the future, and Geraldton and Kalgoorlie due to commence in February 2021. Read more

WA - Recovery College
WA Recovery CollegeHelpingMinds have been appointed by the WA Mental Health Commission to collaboratively establish the WA Recovery College Alliance. This will be a state-wide college that will combine the expertise of lived and professional experience, to empower people with an interest in learning and developing their mental health and wellbeing. Courses are open for enrolment now. Course details   

VIC - Employment Opportunity - Research Fellow
Spectrum logoThis is an opportunity to join the Spectrum team, based at Monash University, and lead and support a range of research projects. This part-time position may suit a post-doctoral student with an interest in personality studies to further their academic career. Email Jillian if this sounds like you. Applications close 7 February. Apply

Foundation Branch News

Please send an Expression of Interest to the Foundation if you are interested in joining a State Branch Committees. Email

Our first meeting for 2021 will be held on 16 February. We will farewell Karen Bailey and Judy Burke as they retire from their roles in the SA Branch, and welcome new lived experience and carer committee members bringing a variety of skills and ideas for our advocacy activities in 2021. 

The Victorian Branch members are planning MHPN events for 2021.

The QLD Services Directory is still being collated – if you have any information you feel should be included please email us.

The WA Branch are planning events for this year's BPD Awareness Week - which may include a Car Rally! Keep tuned in for latest updates via our Facebook page.
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Eating Disorders and Personality Characteristics
Monash Uni logoAre you aged 16-30 and live in Australia? Our study involves answering an online survey which will ask about your eating behaviour and what you think about yourself, in particular your personality characteristics. The study will take around 30 minutes and you can choose to enter a draw to win one of two $50 Coles-Myer gift vouchers. More details from Dr Gemma Sharp on or 03 9076 5167. Complete Survey 

Survey - Bridging the Gap between Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Difficulties
Sydney Uni SurveyThe University of Sydney is seeking participants for a research project exploring personality traits in relation to the skills targeted in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  Please note that for every participant recruited through the Foundation, we will receive a $5 donation. Read more 

WA - Lived Experience Representative
The WA Mental Health Commission is looking to establish an ongoing Lived Experience Pool to support their growing commitment to lived experience representation across a wide variety of mental health and alcohol and other drug planning and co-design projects. To register an expression of interest please complete this survey 

BPD Bandannas
HarveyHarvey 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

Top 5 DBT Skills for BPD - What Helped Me Most
JessJess shares 5 skills that really helped her manage strong emotions when she was distressed. She explains half-smile & willing hands, pros & cons, radical acceptance, TIPP, and her personal favourite STOP. View video

Coping with Symptoms
BPD Co logoBPD Collaborative have compiled this list of soothing strategies, other tools, and apps that some people with lived experience have found helpful. Read more

Foundations of Peer Work
Mental Health Victoria logoAn introduction to peer work for people with lived experience and carers who are, or who want to be peer workers. Read more
Online - Feb 9 Register

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Topic TuesdayFebruary Topic TBC More details
Read transcript of Jan 19, 2021
Life After Bushfires 
Read transcript of Dec 15, 2020
COVID-19 and reflecting on the dynamic times of 2020

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

Crisis and helplines are listed at the end of this eBulletin

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

DBT Skills Group Program 2021
These face-to-face psychoeducational skills groups cover mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance & interpersonal effectiveness. (An opportunity to practice and review skills, not a complete therapeutic treatment).
Online OR Belconnen, Canberra
Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4 (10wk modules) Download flyer
Contact Natalie 0415 111 894 or email or Facebook

ACT Recovery College
The ACT Recovery College is a FREE, non-judgmental place for all Canberrans over 18 to learn about mental health, recovery and wellbeing. Limited courses available in Term 1 2021 while staff work on the Evaluation Phase of the College's 2-year trial. Email or check website or Facebook for more details.

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

Feb 5 - Youth Point 12-25yrs share dinner and activities. Register

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 

Checkout the free online meditations

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

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

Embracing BPD - recommencing June 2021
Embracing BPD is a group for people with BPD facilitated by qualified Peer Support workers for sharing experiences and health coping mechanisms. Email and Facebook

WA Peer Supporters’ Network
Free education and group supervision to build skills, sustain and thrive in your peer support role. Ph (08) 9258 8911 or email or view Calendar
Cloverdale - 4 March

For Carers / Supporters
Resources - Australia Wide
Helping Someone with BPD
Image Caring for BPDThis HelpGuide from the UK provides tips on how you can take steps to improve communication, set healthy boundaries and stabilise your relationship. It is important to take care of yourself, and to talk about things other than the disorder (such as shared interests) with the person you care for. Read more

SANE Special Events - Topic Tuesday
Topic TuesdayRead transcript of Oct 27th Topic Tuesday 
Our Rights as Mental Health Carers 
Feb Topic Tuesday TBC
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! 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. 

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

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

To attend a specific group in the Scheduled Programs please also email to indicate your preference.
WA - Hillarys - Feb 24 (6:00pm-8:00pm) Register
NSW - Fairy Meadow - Feb 17 (6:00pm-8:00pm) Register
New Zealand - Contact details

Relationship Trauma Support Group
The Mental Health Foundation Australia provides a free support group for adults, family or friends. Usually held face-to-face in Melbourne, now online until further notice. Read more
Meetings 3rd Thursday of each month 7:00-9:00pm AEST
Online - Dec 17 - Register

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. Facebook
Meet 1st Monday of each month at Carers ACT Flyer

Holt, Canberra - Feb 1 - Confirm email or 0415 111 894

My Sanctuary Support Group
For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email or ph (02) 4283 3993 or 4283 3499. Fairy Meadows, NSW. 
Postponed - Meetings held 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm

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

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

Feb 9 - online - see Facebook for details

Lived-Experience Telephone Support Service (LETTS)
After-hours service supports people with mental health issues as well as their carers, family and friends. From 5:00pm-11:30pm every night. 1800 031 755

Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania
MHF&F TASOnline Safe Space (Video Chats on Zoom)
Carer support, not BPD specific.
Meet online fortnightly on Wed at 6:30pm

Feb 3 - Advocacy and Speaking Up Register
Feb 17 - TBC Register

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

Learning More about BPD: For Families and Friends
This info session 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. If this workshop is not able to be delivered face-to-face due to imposed COVID-19 restrictions, it will revert to an online workshop via Zoom (held over 2 weeks). Details
Richmond - Feb 24 - Register

BPD Family and Carer Support Group
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm–9pm Free. Contact MIND Carer Helpline 1300 554 660 for venue details. Via ZOOM.

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

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

eGROW Carer Support
Not BPD specific. Now available online. This group is for carers of people with a mental illness and can help with support and connection to other services if needed. (Click yellow 'Signup for eGrow' button) Details

Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
Family members can feel concern, guilt and fear. We can talk with you about your situation, offer information and support. MIFWA aim to provide mutual peer support, promote resilience and coping skills, and increase understanding. For more information contact MIFWA on 9237 8900 or see online Details

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

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

For Clinicians

Online Resources - Australia Wide
Webinar - Early Intervention for BPD
Early Intervention WebinarHosted by Prevention United this webinar provides an overview of best practice in early intervention. Rita Brown (06:54) presents the BPD Awareness Week campaign, Andrew Chanen (11:45m) from Orygen talks about the Helping Young People Early (HYPE) program, Natasha Swingler (36:13m) has lived experience and shares what worked for her and Susan Preece (1:01:35m) discusses how the Orygen Family/Carer Support Program provides support. View video

Research - A Clinician's Quick Guide to Evidence-Based Approaches: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
UOW_Narcissistic PDPublished March 2020, this quick guide by 4 Australian researchers summarises existing treatment guidelines (none), useful overviews for clinicians, take home messages about treatment, new and emerging developments and useful online resources. Read more 

Research - BPD: Don't Ignore It
ScienceDaily logoThis article in Science Daily reviews the research findings published in Jan 2021 by Carla Sharp, PhD (Uni of Houston, Texas) entitled The Course of Borderline Psychopathology in Adolescents with Complex Mental Health Problems: An 18 Month Longitudinal Follow-up Study. "It sends a message to clinicians about : 'Don't put your head in the sand!' If the pathology is there, diagnose it and treat it with your best evidence-based treatment," said Sharp emphatically. Read more or access via ResearchGate

Workbook - Self-Advocacy for the NDIS
Self Advocacy NDIS Mental HealthIMHA logoThis free online interactive 'train the trainer' course has been developed by Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) for professionals assisting people to access or manage the NDIS under the psychosocial disability stream. For information on pre-requisites and to join the wait list read more
Download the workbook

Online Course - Supporting Children who have experienced Trauma
Emerging MindsThis new Emerging Minds e-learning course has been developed through a comprehensive analysis of trauma literature and collaboration with specialist practitioners, the course showcases effective and skillful early engagement with children who have experienced trauma. Log in

Online Course - 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
Stage 1 - Webinars
Six webinars available online. View webinars
Stage 2 - eLearning Modules
‘Effective Psychological Treatment for BPD’ is a series of 5 free online modules for mental health workers and service providers. Completed sequentially, each module takes approx 60 mins. Certificate issued. Complete Modules

Stage 3 - Core Competency Workshops
Core Competency coverDue to the current situation with COVID-19, the roll out for these 2-day workshops is planned for March 2021. If you have already registered an Expression of Interest (EOI) we will contact you and offer you the first opportunity to re-register another EOI (Apologies for any inconvenience). NB: This is an EOI only
- numbers are strictly limited. You will receive an email to confirm your registration. 
Notify me about 2021 workshops

Conferences & Forums

Dr Tracy Westerman - Aboriginal Mental Health Workshops
Aboriginal Mental Health Assessment &
Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal Communities Combined Workshop
Tracy WestermanQLD - Brisbane - Feb 24, 25, 26
SA - Adelaide - March 24,25,26
QLD - Townsville - March 1, 2 3
NSW - Sydney - April 21,22,23
QLD - Brisbane - May 5, 6, 7
VIC - Melb - May 31, June 1,2
NT - Darwin - June 15,16,17
WA - Perth - July 28, 29,30
Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People Workshop - PERTH ONLY - ALMOST SOLD OUT
WA - Perth - Feb 11&12 Register

NDIS & Mental Health Conference - Online - 4-5 Feb 2021
NDIS conferenceWhat comes next? The transition of people with primary psychosocial disability into the NDIS resulted in changes to mental health supports & services. Topics to be considered will include Innovation, Interface, Human rights, and the Lived Experience Workforce. Details

TheMHS Perth Virtual Conference - Online - Feb 2021
Balancing the System
TheMHS Perth ConferenceIn addition to keynote presenters from Wales, USA and Germany, we will hear lived experience presenters from WA speaking about BPD. Details
WA - Perth - 9-12th Feb 2021

Health in Difference & LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conferences - Virtual - April 2021
LGBTI Ageing ConferenceThese two premier conferences will bring together anyone interested in improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTI people. Held on 3 consecutive Fridays. Submissions close 14th Feb 2021. Abstract submissions 
Online - April 16, 23 and 30

ISST - Schema Therapy Conference - Denmark - June 2021
Inspire 2020 - Reinventing the Therapeutic Relationship

Inspire 2020 logoThe in-person 2020 biennial conference has been rescheduled to June 2021, and current participants have been automatically enrolled in original selections. Details
DENMARK - Copenhagen - 24-25th June 2021

ISSPD - 17th World Congress - Norway - Oct 2021
Kaleidoscope Perspectives 

ISSPD Conference 2021The International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders have announced the dates for their next Congress. Pre-congress workshop on Oct 11th. Further details will be announced as they become available. Details
NORWAY - Oslo - 11-13 Oct 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 - May 13 - Register
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
Online  - Self-Paced learning
Single Session Family Consultation in Practice
Online - Feb 3 Register
Families and Trauma Work: Introduction
Online - Mar 11 Register

Blue Knot
Trauma Awareness: Supporting People with a Disability
QLD - Brisbane -  Feb 12 Register
NSW - Sydney - Feb 19 Register
Three Phased Approach 1 - Safety & Stabilisation
QLD - Brisbane -  Feb 19 Register
QLD - Brisbane -  Mar 5 Register
Three Phased Approach 2 - Processing & Integration
SA - Adelaide -  Feb 25 Register
Using a Trauma Lens when working with Domestic/Family Violence
QLD - Brisbane -  Feb 22 Register
Foundations for Building Trauma Awareness
NSW - Sydney - Mar 8 Register
QLD - Brisbane -  Mar 12 Register

Webinar Series
Blue Knot WebinarsBuilding Trauma Awareness 
Foundational knowledge in the area of Complex Trauma
Online webinar - Mar 3 Register
Wellbeing and Emotional Awareness when working with Complex Trauma 
Online webinar - Feb 17 Register
Creating Safety and Connection 
Online webinar - TBC

Emerging Minds
Families & Homelessness: Supporting parents and improving outcomes for children
By supporting parents to have a positive relationship with their child, practitioners can also help to support the social and emotional wellbeing of children.
Online - Webinar - Feb 10 Register

Independent Mental Health Advocacy 
Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Train the Trainer)
A free online interactive ‘Train the Trainer’ program for NDIS service providers and other professionals assisting people who may be eligible to access, or are accessing, the NDIS under the psychosocial disability stream.
Online - Feb (various dates) - 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 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

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.

New MHPN Portal 
MHPN will be launching a new website portal which will improve access to networks and webinar activities. Read more

To join a network and receive their next meeting invitation, please visit:
Brisbane North  
Ipswich/West Moreton
Northern Territory

Mental Health Victoria
Semester 1, 2021 calendar - all courses online
Mental Health First Aid
Online - Feb 17 & 18 Register
Mental Health Promotion & Prevention Webinar
Online - Feb 23 Register

Monash University - Online
Graduate Certificate of Telehealth - starts Feb 2021 
Grad Cert Telehealth
The Graduate Certificate of Telehealth is a new course developed in partnership with Turning Point to meet the growing demand for the delivery of healthcare beyond traditional face to-face services. You will learn from local and international experts about the practical, legal, ethical and policy-related requirements of working at a distance and virtually with patients and clients. Read more and Download

NSW Health - Illawarra Shoalhaven 
Staying Connected When Emotions Run High - For Professionals and Carers
Workshops have been postponed, but registrations remain open. They will endeavour to deliver workshops when isolation has lifted. Details

Orygen – National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
National training program. Details
Online - Mar 22 - CBT interventions for psychosis Register
Online - April 20-21 - Early Intervention for BPD Register
Online - June 9 - Rethinking first episode psychosis and BPD Register
Online - Aug 18 - Working with young people with co-occurring eating and personality disorders Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details
(North western and western metropolitan Melbourne)
Opening the Doors - Feb 3 Register
Working with School Refusal - March 3, 17, 31 Register

Phoenix Australia
Trauma-Informed Care
Online - Register
Understanding and Managing Vicarious Trauma
Online - 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

Rhythm to Recovery
This 2-day facilitator training teaches strongly evidence-based rhythm-based work. It is focused on creating a safe space to allow participants to reflect on social and emotional challenges. Training manual & video provided. Flyer
TAS - Davenport - Feb 11&12 Register
SA - Adelaide - Mar 4&5 Register
QLD - Gold Coast - Mar 4&5 Register
QLD - Townsville - Mar 11&12 Register
QLD - Brisbane - Mar 15&16 Register
NSW - Sydney - Mar 25&16 Register

Safe In Oz
Details of workshops for 2021 will be available 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
Schema Therapy Standard
Online - Feb 11-12 Register
Group Schema Therapy: The Basics
Online - Feb 9 Register
Schema Therapy Learning Lab
Online - Feb 18 Register
NSW  SA  VIC  WA (Hayes & Simpson) and WA (Chris Lee)

Schema Therapy Training Online
Schema Therapy Cafe
Group Consultation in Schema Therapy 

Breaking the Virtual Wall
The Models, Methods & Techniques - Level 1

Schema and Mode Models - Level 1
Intensive interactive Zoom workshop covers the model, methods and techniques. Includes role-plays and access to training resources.
Online - Feb 8, 9 & 15 Register
Online - Feb 25, 26 & Mar 5 Register

Please check website for updated details or Eventbrite
Working with crisis associated with BPD
VIC - Richmond - Mar 19 - Register
VIC - Mar 25 & Apr 1 Register

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health
Grief and Loss
WA - Perth - Feb 8 Register 
De-escalation Skills
Online - Feb 10 Register 

Helplines - 24 hour

COVID-19 Supports
National Caronavirus Helpline - 1800 020 080 
State information 
Telehealth - Bulk Billed appointments by phone/video until 31 March 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 789978
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).
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