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Mar 2019 - eBulletin - Issue 21

 

In this issue...
News
Vic Mental Health Royal Commission
Aged Care Royal Commission
Productivity Commission
BPD Comedy Festival Performances
BPD Fundraiser - Grill'd Burgers WA
Petition - 40 Better Access Visits
PD Online Resource
Know BPD No Stigma


Branch News
SA
NSW
WA


Get Involved
Study - Peer Support for BPD
Consultation - NT Mental Health
Guest Speakers - BPD Networks
Workshops - Being Herd

 
Regular Sections
Consumers / Lived Experience
Carers / Supporters
Clinicians

Conferences
Training
Employment
Helplines
Donate, Submissions, Subscribe


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Victorian Mental Health System Royal Commission
RCVMH Consulation SummaryLast month the Victorian Government announced the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – the first of its kind in Australia – and a great opportunity! There was very strong feedback from 8,000 community members who gave their opinions about the importance of the final Terms of Reference. This provides the direction for the Royal Commission. They asked for investigation into ways to prevent mental illness and intervene earlier, to provide better access to high-quality and safe mental health services, and to connect mental health services with other health and social services. There will be more opportunities to share stories for people with a lived experience of mental illness, their family members and carers. Read more

Aged Care Royal Commission
Navigating the MazeThe Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety have released a Background Paper as part of the Royal Commission’s work. The paper, Navigating the maze: an overview of Australia’s current aged care system is now on the Commission’s website. Download


Productivity Commission - Mental Health
PC Issues PaperThis inquiry will examine the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace, and the effects it has more generally on our economy and productivity.
Read more


Awareness Raising - BPD in Comedy Festival Performances
Beth McMullen, photo by Clare HawleyWe love a good news story about BPD! In 2015 Beth McMullen spoke to ABC Newcastle in Emotionally Raw about BPD and her therapy. She declared a burgeoning ambition to be an actress in the future. Since then she has acted and produced several shows, and is now appearing in her own Comedy performance Girl, Schminterschmupted, showing in Melbourne (April) and Sydney (May). Review of Feb show in Adelaide Fringe Festival. Photo credit to Clare Hawley.

BPD Fundraiser - Grill'd Burgers Applecross (WA)
For
Grilld Applecross store the entire month of March, BPD Foundation WA is on a Local Matters jar at Grill’d - Applecross. (Ardross, Perth, WA)


Local Grilld ApplecrossMatters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Applecross during March for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. It’s a simple (and delicious) way to show your support! You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Applecross, 18 Risely Street Ardross, WA

Petition - 40 funded Better Access Visits for BPD
ValidatedCurrently there are just over 9,000 signatures on change.org. Help us to make the next milestone – 10,000! Encourage your family and friends and colleagues (maybe even your Doctor) 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. We plan to deliver the petition to Federal Minister Greg Hunt MP early in 2019. Download & Print or Sign Online

Online Resource - Personality Disorders
This American website outlines Personality Disorders in a very clear and helpful manner. It is well written and informative, providing insights into the thought processes of people living with BPD, and demonstrating how difficulty controlling impulses and interpersonal difficulties affect relationships. Read more

Share the 'Know BPD, No Stigma' campaign throughout the year
Having BPD ...Good ParentFacebook
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Branch News


SA
The SA Branch welcomed new committee member who has lived experience of BPD. She is currently studying Bachelor of Medical Science with a double major in Physiology & Neuroscience and Microbiology, and has a vision to research the neuroplasticity of mental health, specifically BPD. The branch is currently looking into research projects and fundraising ideas.

NSW
The NSW Branch will be holding a Strategic Planning Day on March 5th, and teleconferencing is available for committee members unable to attend in person.

WA
The WA Branch interim committee have organised a Grill'd Burgers fundraiser. Their next meeting has been planned in collaboration with the BPD Mental Health Professionals Network to be held on 20th March in Wembley. Hear Dr Alec Miller and others discuss Youth DBT Interventions for Emerging BPD. More details under MHPN in the Training section below.

The Australian BPD Foundation is group of volunteer consumers, carers and clinicians passionate about encouraging a positive culture around Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and promoting the ready availability and accessibility of appropriate services for everyone impacted by BPD.

Mailing address: PO Box 942, Bayswater, Vic 3153.
P: 0458 469 274
E:
admin@bpdfoundation.org.au

 
Membership is FREE for individuals. Click here to JOIN NOW!
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Study - Peer Support and BPD Recovery
Research imageProject Air Strategy  is conducting interviews as part of a research study exploring how PEER SUPPORT could contribute to recovery from BPD. Confidential. Participants may receive $50 voucher to cover costs. For people with lived experience of BPD, friends, families and mental health clinicians. Contact Karlen at krb902@uowmail.edu.au for participant information.

Consultation - NT Mental Health Strategic Plan
Have Your Say NTHave your say on what services you need in NT for mental health support and suicide prevention. Register
Mar 6 - Nhulunbuy, NT


Guest Speakers - Mental Health Professionals Network
MHPN logoWould you like to meet local practitioners and present at a face-to-face meeting? MHPN is looking for practitioners to share their expertise at network meetings. Provide your details on MHPN's Guest Speaker Registration Form if you are interested. The register connects networks with presenters in specific fields and locations. Please also forward the link to any of your colleagues who might be interested.

Workshops - Being Herd
BATYR logoBATYR run Being Herd workshops for students with lived experience, and their supporters, to learn to share their stories confidently and safely, and smash the stigma surrounding mental health. Register your interest
🐘 BATHURST: March 24 - 25


For Consumers / Lived Experience
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

How Jordan Manages Her BPD
JordanReachout was a place Jordan found information about BPD. She also learnt how to help herself by developing a routine, seeing a psychologist and getting into Media, something she is passionate about. View video

Emerge Program - SA
Sonder have designed the Emerge program to be a ‘step up’ service from headspace for young people (16-25 yrs) who require extra levels of support and care. It is for people experiencing BPD, Trauma, Psychosis, Eating Disorders, Severe Anxiety & Severe Depression. Details
SA - Edinburgh North & Onkaparinga

Communicating your lived experience - VIC
Mental Health Victoria present this 2 day interactive workshop to support you safely communicating your lived experience in a range of settings for a range of purposes using ethical frameworks. Register
VIC - Elsternwick - Apr 1 & 2

Mind Recovery College - VIC/SA
Mind logoMind Recovery College™ courses draw from the experiences of others who have been on their own journey of recovery from mental illness. You’ll benefit from their insights and knowledge, and learn that hope and recovery are possible. Colleges are in Vic and SA, courses include Understanding Self Harm, Food and Mood, Emotional Intelligence, and many more... Courses
Understanding Self Harm
VIC - Dandenong - Apr 1,8,15,29

SA - Glynde - Mar 25, Apr 1,8,15


Mental Illness Fellowship - NT
Not BPD specific. Contact the nearest office to find out more about their services and programs - Mi PlaceDrop in Centre, Cool Program, and training and education. 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

MHACA Mental Health Association of Central Australia
Services offered include: '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 .Details

Online Resources - Australia Wide

SANE Topic Tuesday
Image Topic TuesdaySymptoms of Social Media - Looking after our Mental Health
Read transcript of recent 'Topic Tuesday' held Tues 19 Feb. The benefits of social media lie in the way we engage with each platform.

SANE Lived Experience Forum
Safe, anonymous discussion for people living with mental illness, moderated 24/7 by mental health professionals.
'BPD Struggles' Read more

Phone Resources - Australia Wide
SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Talk to or email 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 Consumer/Lived Experience personality disorder support groups in Australia, or if any of the information provided is out of date, please email.

For Carers / Supporters
Beneficial Proactive Discussions

Online Resources - Australia Wide

Parenting with Mental Illness
My Childs Care PlanEmerging Minds have updated their Communication Resources for parents and practitioners to support  relationships during tough times. The My Child's Care Plan is used to outline your family’s preferences and maintain the familiarity of the everyday routine that your child needs to feel safe during these times when a parent or carer becomes unwell. Resource library and Download Care Plan.

SANE Carers Forum - Topic Tuesday
Image Topic Tuesday logoExploring Compassion Fatigue
Read transcript of recent Topic Tuesday 26 Feb. As carers, family and friends we often push through it and don't tend to think about how this impacts on our own mental health.

Carer Supports
SANE Helpline - 1800 187 263
Talk to a mental health professional (weekdays 10am-10pm AEST) or Email

More crisis and helplines are listed at the end of this eBulletin.

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

ACT
BPD Carer Group
This is a carer support group for anyone who loves and/or cares for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with BPD or who has traits of BPD. Contact Natalie by email or 0415 111 894. Meetings held on the first Monday of each month Details

Mar 4 - Holt, Canberra (5:30-7:30pm)
Apr 1 - Hold, Canberra (5:30-7:30pm)

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

Register for next group
 

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

Mar 29 - Miranda, NSW Fri 9:30-11:30am

Staying Connected when Emotions Run High
The workshop will provide families, foster carers and friends with additional relationship skills to support someone (between 12yrs to 100yrs) who experiences relationship difficulties, overwhelming feelings and can behave in a way that makes them a danger to themselves or others. Details
Pt Kembla - Mar 12 - Register or 4229 7254

Nowra - Jul 30 - Register 4422 1547

My Sanctuary Support Group

For carers of people who live with BPD. Contact ARAFMI by email or ph (02) 4283 3993 or  4283 3499. New time - 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
New address - ARAFMI, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519
 

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

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

Mar 5 - Robina - Tue 4:00-6:00pm
Mar 6 - Logan - Wed 6:00-8:00pm
 

SA
Family Connections
Free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people supporting a person who experiences the symptoms of BPD. Register
May 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
5 Cooke Tce, Wayville, SA
March Meeting moved due to renovations:
Administration & Learning Centre,
Glenside Health Services
226 Fullarton Rd, Glenside
Phone (08) 8276–4552 to confirm venue


Lived-Experience Telephone Support Service (LETTS)
This after-hours service supports people with mental health issues as well as their carers, family and friends. It is available between 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
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. 
Mar 13 - Dandenong Register
Apr 10 - Richmond Register

Fostering Realistic Hope
This 2-day workshop encourages participants to explore realistic ways to support relationships and respond to the effects of BPD on families. Flyer and Register
Mar 28 & 29 - Brunswick

BreakThrough: Ice Education for Families
A FREE community information session for anyone who might be concerned about someone using methamphetamine (ice). It has a unique focus on supporting family members, friends and carers. Flyer. Details and Register
Mar 5 - Richmond

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

BPD Family and Carer Support Group
Meet 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm–9pm. (Not held in January). Free. Contact MIND Carer Helpline 1300 554 660 for venue details.

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

 

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

Mar 8 - Rockingham - Fri 10:00am-12:00pm
Mar 18 - Perth - Mon 5:30-7:30pm
Mar 27 - Bunbury - Wed 6:00-8:00pm

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

Research
Impact of personality disorder compared to schizophrenia and depression
MH presentations researchProject Air's new research shows people with personality disorder represented 20.5% of emergency and 26.6% of inpatient mental health presentations with high risks for readmission. Mental health presentations to acute psychiatric services: 3-year study of prevalence and readmission risk for personality disorders compared with psychotic, affective, substance or other disorders. Read more

Webinar
Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Infants and Toddlers
This RACGP webinar for GP's ONLY examines presentations of mental health difficulties in infants and toddlers from newborns to three years of age. It explores GPs interactions with infants and toddlers and parents in ways that effectively support co-ordinated service responses. In collaboration with Emerging Minds. Details


Conferences & Forums

Save The Date!
9th Annual National BPD Conference

Planning is underway for the next Pre-conference workshop on Thursday 14 November, and the Conference on Friday 15th November.
VIC - Melbourne - Nov 14 & 15

13th International Treatment of Personality Disorders Conference
Personalising Effective Treatment
Project Air Strategy Conference - Fri 8 Nov
Family and Consumer Day - Thurs 7 Nov
Professor Ueli Kramer, Lausanne University Hospital - Institute of Psychotherapy and General Psychiatry Switzerland, will present a keynote on "Effective processes in treatment for personality disorder: what science teaches us" and an all-day Saturday workshop on "Case formulation for personality disorder.
Call for Abstracts - 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: submit with a 250-word summary. This call closes 1 June.
NSW -  Wollongong - Nov 7 & 8

ACAP Aust College of Applied Psychology
An Introduction to Recognising Personality Disorders
Renata Porzig-Drummond will present our next professional development session in Sydney. Online participation also available by Zoom from 6pm Sydney time.
NSW - Sydney - Mar 21 Waitist

TheMHS Annual Conference 2019
Building Healthy Communities: Stories of Resilience and Hope
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Call for Abstracts - closes 7 March 2019 Submit
QLD - Brisbane - Aug 27, 28, 30

6th Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors Conference
Insight and Learnings from around the Pacific Rim; meeting your community’s mental health needs
Day 2 Workshop: Dr Paige Williams
Understanding and Treating Self-Injury in Clients with Co-occurring Disorders
Day 3 Workshop: Paper Presentation: Nichola Cooper
The truth about trust; how to build trust in your therapeutic alliance
Day 3 Workshop: David Nugent
Removing the eggshells our families walk on: Anger management for men
Day 3 Workshop: Danielle Williamson & Mr David Eckel
The Challenging Parts of Complex Trauma: What can Internal Family Systems Therapy offer?
QLD - Brisbane - Sep 27-29 Details
 
Training

Bouverie Centre
Working Relationally with BPD
The workshop will consider the significance and challenges of the relational system in responding to BPD/complex needs. It will cover key practices of Relational Mindfulness, Re-store(y)ing the Conversation-Restarting Reflection, Validating Communications and Relational Limit Setting.
VIC - Brunswick - Apr 3 Register
 

Blue Knot
Introduction to Working Therapeutically with Complex Trauma Clients (Level 1)
NSW - Sydney - Mar 15 Register
QLD - Gold Coast - Mar 20 Register

Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice (Level 1)
QLD - Brisbane - Mar 15 Register
SA - Adelaide - Mar 18 Register

Working Therapeutically With Complex Trauma Clients (Level 2)
VIC - Melbourne - Mar 25 & 26 Register
NSW - Sydney - Mar 28 & 29 Register

Managing Vicarious Trauma
ACT - Canberra - Apr 01 Register
NSW - Lismore - Apr 29 Register

Embedding Trauma Informed Care and Practice for Managers
NSW - Newcastle - Mar 11 - Register

Working with Psychosis and Trauma - Masterclass (Matt Ball)
SA - Adelaide - Apr 30 Register

Trauma Informed Transgender & Gender Diverse Affirmative Care
VIC - Melbourne - Apr 5 Register

Trauma Informed Care & Practice for the Legal & Justice Sectors
VIC - Melbourne - Mar 18 Register

Trauma Informed Care & Practice in Domestic & Family Violence (Lvl 1)
NT - Darwin - Apr 5 Register
QLD - Brisbane - Apr 5 Register
NSW - Sydney - Apr 29 Register
 

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
CRAF Risk Assessment
The Practice Guide 2 assists professionals who work with victims of family violence and play a role in initial risk assessment, but for whom responses to family violence are not their only core business. See more courses
VIC - Warrnambool - Mar 12  Register
VIC - Horsham - Mar 15 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. Register
TAS - Hobart - Mar 25-27
NT - Darwin - May 28-30
 

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
 

Lifeline & WA Primary Health Alliance

DBT for Adolescents: Introducing DBT for Adolescents
Free! Participants will be requested to commit to 'passing' on the knowledge to WA youth and your peers. Designed for Primary Care workers, the speakers will explore the rationale, benefits, and indicators of DBT, and give insight into how it works to prepare you for further training. Flyer
WA - Perth - Mar 18

DBT for Adolescents: On-Site 2-Day Train the Trainer
Demonstrations by Dr Alec Miller and Kelly Graling of skills and techniques required to train others in DBT
WA - Perth - Mar 19-20 Flyer
 

Mental Health Professionals Networks

Enhance your understanding of BPD by joining a  in 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.

Brisbane North
Ongoing Incestuous Abuse During Adulthood: A Variant of Organised Abuse
QLD, Brisbane (Chermside West) - Mar 7 - Details and Register


Ipswich/West Moreton
Sensory modulation for people with BPD
QLD, Ipswich/West Moreton (Gailes) - Mar 13 - Details and Register

Northern Territory NEW!!
Inaugural Meeting: Northern Territory
NT, Berrimah -  March 18 - Details and Register

Perth
Youth DBT Interventions for Emerging BPD
WA, Perth - March 20 - Details & Register


Search for one of the following networks to be invited to future meetings:

Adelaide
Hobart
Sydney
Victoria

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

Mental Health First Aid Australia
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Four hour face-to-face course for anyone over 18 years. Flyer and Register
WA - Bayswater - Mar 1
NSW - Tamworth - Mar 6
NSW - Wollongong - Mar 9
NSW - Taree - Mar 13
NSW - Islington - Mar 15
VIC - Traralgon - Mar 19
NSW - Bathurst - Apr 3
SA - Para Hills - Apr 24

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

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

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Supervision Masterclass 2019
VIC - Travancore - May 9-10 Register

Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder (Melbourne) 2019
VIC - Travancore - Aug 15-16 Register

Orygen - Youth Health
Local Community Professionals training program. Details

Understanding Psychosis
VIC - Parkville - Mar 13 Register

Understanding Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults
VIC - Parkville - Mar 273 Register

Understanding Mental Disorder - Eating Disorders
VIC - Parkville - Apr 03 Register

Understanding BPD
VIC - Parkville - May 15 Register



Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV)
Self-care strategies to prevent vicarious trauma & burnout
Learn to counteract and manage vicarious trauma and burnout through practical strategies and practices. Vicarious trauma and burnout are major risk factors for mental health workers. Being able to manage our own trigger responses to repeatedly witnessing the distress of others is essential. Register
VIC - Elsternwick - Apr 11
 

Project Air
Project Air for Schools - Adolescent Intervention Workshop
Suitable for School counselling staff, CAMHS clinicians, school link coordinators Flyer and Register
NSW - Wollongong - Apr 8
 

Safe In Oz
Introduction To Working With Individuals Who Have Self-Destructive Behaviours Register
TAS - Burnie - Mar 4 & 5
TAS - Smithton - Mar 7 & 8
TAS - Berriedale - Mar 14 & 15
TAS - Kingston - Mar 18 & 19
WA - Midland - Mar 21 & 22
VIC - Frankston - Mar 21 & 22
WA - Manjimup 1 & 2 April
 

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 - 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. 
SA - Adelaide - Apr 4, 5 & 6 Register
NSW - Sydney - May 2, 3 & 4 Register
NZ - Auckland - May 1, 2 & 3 Register
 

Sonder
Borderline Personality Disorder
For GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists & Nurses. Dr Rajan Nagesh and Dr Gizelle Diaz will update attendees on BPD, treatment & management options and referral pathways.
SA - Blair Athol - Mar 27 Register
 

Spectrum
How to help your Patients with BPD
Free 3-hr workshop for GPs ONLY presented by A/Prof Sathya Rao and Dr Penny Speed. Register
VIC - Dandenong - Apr 27 (Sat 12:30pm)
 

University of Melbourne
Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide

One year online, part time Certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Managing Youth Self-Harm and Suicide has been developed by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen. Course commences March 2019. Details
 

WAAMH Western Australian Association for Mental Health Training, workshops and Forums hosted by WAAMH. Register

DBT:Introducing DBT for Adolescents
WA - Perth - Mar 18

DBT for Adolescents: Onsite 2-day Train the Trainer
WA - Perth - Mar 19

De-escalation Techniques
WA - Perth - Mar 25

Employment
Please use this as a place to inform our community of any job vacancies or offers of mentoring. A fee may apply. Contact us by email

Helplines - 24 hour

Emergency Services 000
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Suicide Line Victoria 1300 651 251 www.suicideline.org.au
Lifeline 13 11 14 or Chat www.lifeline.org.au
Kid's Helpline (5-25yrs) 1800 55 1800 or https://kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  or Chat https://www.youthbeyondblue.com
MensLine Australia 1300 789978 https://mensline.org.au/
Poison Information Centre 13 11 26

Helplines - Limited Hours

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

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

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

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